Fundraising Heroes - Northern Ireland

Thursday 3 October 2013, 10:29

Pudsey Bear Pudsey Bear Chief Fundraiser

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Over the past few weeks we’ve been visiting every country in the UK celebrating our fundraising heroes, and this week we’ve arrived at our final destination – Northern Ireland! As always there have been lots of people setting their sights high to raise as much money as possible for BBC Children in Need.

One fundraiser who is setting her sights very high indeed is Chloe from County Down. Although she’s only seven years old Chloe (with a little bit of organisational help from her mum and her granddad) is attempting something pretty big this October – she’ll be climbing Northern Ireland’s highest mountain Slieve Donard! Chloe has been preparing for the climb for several weeks now, and in the run-up to the big day she’s been fundraising at home with her family, and at school with her friends! Chloe’s granddad Gerry got in touch to tell us how proud he was of his granddaughter: “I really believe that Chloe will do both herself and BBC Children In Need proud by taking part in this unusual challenge for a seven year old!”

Chloe Chloe's feeling confident about her upcoming challenge!
This is no small challenge – Slieve Donard is the highest peak in Northern Ireland, so Pudsey and the team want to wish Chloe the very best of luck for her challenge.

The staff and pupils at Dunmurry Primary School in Belfast are getting involved this year in a very eye-catching way. As well as running before-school breakfast clubs for sleepy students to attend in their #pyjamas, they’re also showing their fundraising spirit to the whole of Belfast by covering their school in Pudsey spots for our Appeal week in November! We think this is going to look brilliant, and we can’t wait to see some photos! And these aren’t the only heroes in Dunmurry this year – we’ve also heard from Marian at Country Oaks Daycare, where the staff and children are looking forward to a heroes-themed sponsored walk and dance. To add to the excitement, we’ve heard rumours floating around that there might even be a visit from a very special yellow guest…

If you’re in County Down on Tuesday 12 November and fancy some fundraising fun, why not check out David Boden’s BBC Children in Need quiz night? Quizmaster David will be hosting a night of intense quizzing set to get residents of County Down contemplatively scratching their heads and stroking their chins. And it gets better: the wonderful team at Ballydugan Mill, a beautiful 18 Century flour mill, have kindly let David use the venue for free! A pub quiz for BBC Children in Need, set in beautiful surroundings? Count us in!

Our last hero is Davida Wallace, a brave hairdresser from Ballymoney. Davida will be courageously shaving her hair off for BBC Children in Need. With autumn just around the corner and temperatures soon starting to drop, this is indeed a very heroic effort by Davida. Good luck, and thanks for braving the winter with a shaved head for BBC Children in Need.

A gigantic thank you to our heroes – every donation helps children and young people right here in the UK. If you’re planning to do something heroic this year, let us know! Just email your local address on this page to tell us what you’re up to. You can also get in touch by following us on Twitter, tagging @BBCCiN, and using our main campaign hashtag, #BeAHero. We're also on Facebook. We can help you to promote your fundraising events and maybe, just maybe, you could be a BBC Children in Need Fundraising Hero!

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