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Children In Neeeeeeed. Indeeeeed.

Chris Evans | 09:49 UK time, Monday, 14 November 2011

Don't forget please.

If you fancy the chance of joining us for an unforgettable night at next years Children In Need Dine and Disco, there's a charity number you can text.

It costs a pound a go. Tom Jones playing in my pub with top grub from Giorgio Locatelli, myself and the team on the wheels of steel and fine wine and champers throughout. It's gonna be amazing.

Here's the number - 84222.

The question is: Where was Radio 2's Steve Wright born?

Was it

a) Greenwich

b) Brent

c) Southend

Text the word DISCO, followed by your answer a), b) or c) and your name - to 84222.

You can have as many goes as your piggy bank will allow.

Tons of money for kids that really need it, and who knows you could be joining us on the night as a result

Good luck and thank you in advance.

Peace and Love





  • Comment number 1.

    Morning Chris and the Breakfast Dream Team

    Only 4 more sleeps until an army of Bloggers from here and over the fence of Mayo Gardens descend on R2 on Friday to take calls for the CiN Jukebox.

    I know we're all really looking forward to doing our bit again. It's a hard day's work but we won't let you (or Pudsey) down.

    See you Friday Sir!

    La Deevah!
    x x x

  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning Chris,

    Great start to the bidding this morning - what generous listeners you have.

    Hope you enjoyed Strictly xx

    Bids, Annie - thank you xx

    Maddy pleased to hear everything is almost bad to normal for you xx

    Cheryl - now you can focus on what you really want to do, good luck xx

    Chilly start to the day here but the sun is out so can't complain.

    Have a good day folks!

    Mary xx

  • Comment number 3.

    ps. I will be txting ;o)

  • Comment number 4.

    So so so so so excited about Friday :D

    Was going to make a fruitcake again but last year I ended up bringing most of it home - however I did share it out in the middle of St Pancras Station before catching the train homeward bound.

    Ah the memories!!! My CIN Trip starts on Thursday after work when I go to stay with my friend for the night before coming to R2!!!!

  • Comment number 5.

    Well thats that, text sent, we can live in hope (if not in Greenwich!) can't we.......

    Morning all,

    I am loving the show and I am in total awe of the amount of money people are able to pledge for these great events! One day, maybe I will be able to splash the cash……..

    Sorry for my absence I really must get a grip of my time management, I always seem to be so busy, busy, busy!

    I am looking forward also to the CiN event on Friday and sporting our brand new washed and ironed tee-shirts! x-x-x I will be in London late on Thursday just in time for a pint and bed I think. ;-)

    I have news although probably not right to put it on here right now so you can all have a NotSoBigUUn exclusive on Friday.

    Keep smiling


  • Comment number 6.

    Morning all

    I am more excited then a kitten with a ball of wool and a wind up mouse and something sparkely, I really cannot wait until Friday.

    I am using my last days holiday to do this, so Mr bp's graduation is going to be 'working from home with quick break to see him get his certificate' but it will be well worth it. Mine starts Thursday night as we have tickets to see Harry Hills TV Burp - wrock on (sorry Bingo).

    I have cut up my wedding cake to bring with me (didn't hurt as much as I thought it might) so it will be available on Friday - all donations to CiN welcome.

    Lots of work to do now until Thurs so best go - have texted for the D&D thing, not sure how many more times I can, will need to talk to the man at home


  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Chris: well, what challenge for me - I don't text! However, I will be getting lessons this evening from my lovely daughter, and after that I'll be texting several times! Chris, it's just great that everyone is in with a chance, and lots of money being raised for our beloved CiN!

    Hi everyone else: hope is all well.

    Annie: oooh, I missed Gary! iPlayer here I come!

    Cheryl: big changes for you - great news. All the very best of luck to you. xx

    Keith: I am intrigued! If I "get" you when I call up on Friday, will you tell me your news?! xx

    Gail: I have a note in my diary to remind you that you DON'T need to buy gift tags and various other things for Christmas - you bought them last year, and then discovered even more of them in a drawer! As Bingo would say: hope this helps!

    Hope Monday is moving along nicely for everyone.

    C xx

  • Comment number 8.

    Ha ha Chrissie, when I turned my calendar over for November, I had written in big capital letters at the bottom "advent candle and cards upstairs", but thanks for the reminder anyway.



  • Comment number 9.

    'Lo everybody

    Baggy, I am all excited inside too and I have my pound ready for a piece of your cake!

    Hannha, I'd thought of bringing cake too and putting it through on the table where the sandwiches were? Then everyone can help themselves.

    Chrissie, that's a really helpful reminder. Have I got any wrapping paper stashed away anywhere cos I'm not sure whether to put it on my list or not? ;-)

    Keith, ooo intriguing!

    Mary, it's chilly here today as well but no sunshine! :-(


    Sezza xxx

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi Gail and Sezza: happy to be of assistance! I have loads of stuff from last year ... if I could just remember where I put it all when we moved!


  • Comment number 11.

    Hello All,

    My CIN starts on Thursday evening as Kandksmummy is coming to stay with me on Thursday and Friday night. I am so excited............thank goodness we have here to talk about it I am sure my work colleagues are sick to death of me going on about it!!!!

    I have entered my DISCO entry a couple of times - wouldn't that be awesome to win.

    C x x x

  • Comment number 12.

    cathmel - just out of interest how are you getting into London? Me and Rips are catching the mainline that goes through Chalfont and Latimer if you want to join us? (sprry that must be one of the most boring posts in the world for everyone else)

  • Comment number 13.

    SBP - we were planning to get the 06.47hrs from Chesham which goes straight to Great Portland Street. What time will you be at Chalfont & Latimer?

  • Comment number 14.

    I'm not sure - I'm waiting to find out from Rips as he has to catch it from Aylesbury vale park - hence taking a mainline but I can see how easy the met line is for you, especially now they go straight though and you don't have to change at C&L

  • Comment number 15.

    Hello All,

    I've had 3 goes at texting - fingers crossed.

    I so wish I was coming with you all on Friday - I'm at an Award ceremomy Fri night and having to do the posh frock bit as I'm presenting .... 300 people - gulp!

    Deevs - fantastic news, you so deserve sucess.

    Have fun everyone, not sure I'll be back much this week as I'm on the road a fair bit & not in my office.

    Take care

    CG xx

  • Comment number 16.

    Afternoon lovelies

    Thank you everyone for the good wishes. Scared, terrified and very excited all at the same time. Got a few ideas to get rolling on with, and at least I am now free and able to attend networking events and the suchlike. Watch this space!

    Nic and I spent a very pleasant lunchtime at his "great auntie's" 100th birthday party (I think we're ascertained that they are actually 2nd cousins). What a lady! She's now shorter than Nics 9 year old son (who sadly couldn't come with us as he was at school). It was lovely to watch her holding court, catching up with family and friends and all of her friends from the Monday Club! And there was cake! Can't be bad for a Monday ....! When we left, she said to me "I'm getting a bit tired now, but I'm not going to give in" and then a chap from the local newspaper turned up to take her photo! Fantastic!

    Bit of a relaxy afternoon and evening ahead for me and 'imself - socialising is jsut draining, dahlinks!

    Deasant play.


  • Comment number 17.

    Hello folks, nice to see you all.

    It has been mentioned that a certain Mr Wright is conspicuous by his absence when CiN comes around. Just a thought, but...........................................................

    has anyone ever seen him and Pudsey in the same room together?
    Just asking....;o)

    I too am getting pretty excited and a bit nervous about Friday if I'm honest,
    not having done it before. I'm sure it'll all be all right on the night!

    Ta ta for now, Lin xx

  • Comment number 18.


    My text is sent and I'm still awed at the amount of money raised this morning!

    The seal sanctuary was fab on Saturday, ickle baby seals being properly looked after; absolutely massive sea lions that will weigh about 52 stone when fully grown (they don't half shift tho!); otters and my favourite....Penguins!

    The boy was in heaven with all the animals and was very keen to show of his knowledge to the girlie guide we got showing us round when it was feeding time! He did however refuse to wear a coat so was rolling his arms up in his t-shirt most of the time, showing his belly off!!

    All is quiet here tonight, boy has gone to bed without complaint and with t'other still on his 'low tech' month I don't think the TV will be going on tonight......


  • Comment number 19.

    Children In Need.... INDEED... (with added e's)... A Like This... And a Like This VERY a lot CLP & Blog Dudes...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    This blog comes in peace and love ter CLP, Wrightie & ALL -

    A most interesting question about a most interesting broadcaster who most interestingly is always on 'olidee when it's CIN week!!!!!!!
    A don't 'old it against Wrightie, not at all, as firstly 'e is one of my favourite DJ's/ broadcaster if not me favourite!!!!! (no offence ter CLP) and (no offence Wrightie for me noticing yer off/ pointing this out).
    Secondly a fully understand this is were people misunderstand the genius that is Wrightie.... A met 'im and for sure 'e is the nicest person from the world of showbizz ave ever met!!!!!!! (No offence CLP/ No offence The Mayo/ No Offence Ken Bruce/ No offence Jezza Vine!!!)
    A very genuine, nice bloke but who a think is shy and doesn't like 'is photo being taken... 'ence what with people crawling over the beeb in the CIN week... AND taking photos 'e prefers ter keep a low profile!!!!!!!!!!
    A fully understand what it's like ter be misunderstood... As a meself 'ave been accused of as been alooof and arrogant.... Simply because a tend not ter chat too much ter people/ the crowd at work.... When the simple reason that a don't chat with the crowd at work much is am shy AND me mind is in constant turmoil!!!!!!! Constant turmoil/ slightly shy!!!!!!

    Where was a?????

    Oh I yeah.... The question for the CIN Wrightie question.... Where was Steve Wright born.... A thought during an office meeting at Radio Luxemburg ('is show a mean) Or am a now misunderstanding things?????

    If yer mean the top man 'imself.... Well a know the answer but am keeping stum!!!!!!!!

    Off ter dial the number (a like the fact it's got 22 in it (a good omen)),

    Bye for now!

  • Comment number 20.

    Evening all

    Long time no post from the busy bee I seem to pass for most of the time, but I had to share with you that I've just spent some of the evening with Pudsey.

    Kinda hope I don't appear on the tellybox, but we did have fun. Sezza is most likely to understand when I say some of the band I ring with are attempting a sponsored quarter of Pudsey on Thursday, so Pudsey himself got invited along to the tower to have a go tonight. He didn't do tooooo badly... though his head is a little prone to getting in the way and his paws don't grip awfully well ;)

    Hugs to all in need

  • Comment number 21.


    has anyone heard from rips since he posted his fuming tweet.?
    twitter has indigestion because of i am a dead beat send me to eat bugs.

    listening with half an ear to johnnie walker and sting.


  • Comment number 22.

    Good morning all,

    Well the w/end was glorious weather wise and managed to get out for awee while,yesterday was aight drab old day and quite miseable,and then tday which is a work day the sun is againhigh in the sky,and blue sky to boot.

    Have a good day all and not long for you CINpeeps ,don't forget it's going to be a long day so a couple of early nights might be an advantage to enjoying your day more.

    Take care ...Bids.xxx.

  • Comment number 23.

    Morning Bids

    Wise words. It is indeed a long day so probably best to try and contain the excitement levels and ask yourself ...... would I do a 9 hour day for my current employer without payment!?!?

    Back later - doing stuff at the mo.

    x x x x

  • Comment number 24.

    HI all

    its not the early nights that are the problem, its the early mornings!

    Mr BP came home unexpectedly at 4am, woke me me accidently and I haven't slept since - needless to say I am shattered already and really don't want Mr bp man flu - although he wanted a bit more sympathy then I gave him - poor mr bp - now don't give it to me!


  • Comment number 25.


    Two words:


    Love to the lovely, if germy, Mr BP.

    x x x

  • Comment number 26.


    i am trying to bombard and ignore at the same time.
    i am taking vit C ,echinacea, manuka honey and drinking as much as i can.
    Wise words Bids. i am trying to keep my nerves under control for CiN. i am on small boy alert at night,he has rubbish cough so i have half an ear open while sleeping.

    listening to Chris at the moment.i wish a had a small ok large fortune to bid on some of these events he is sorting out.the golf package is amazing.and i cant play !!


  • Comment number 27.

    Here's something for us all to think about today:

    Crabby Old Man

    What do you see nurses? . . . .. . What do you see?
    What are you thinking . . . . . when you're looking at me?
    A crabby old man . .. . .. . not very wise,
    Uncertain of habit . .. .. . . with faraway eyes?

    Who dribbles his food . . . .. . and makes no reply.
    When you say in a loud voice . . . . . 'I do wish you'd try!'
    Who seems not to notice .. .. . .. . the things that you do.
    And forever is losing . . . . . A sock or shoe?

    Who, resisting or not .. . . . . lets you do as you will,
    With bathing and feeding . . . . . The long day to fill?
    Is that what you're thinking? . .. . . . Is that what you see?
    Then open your eyes, nurse . .. . . . you're not looking at me..

    I'll tell you who I am. . .. .. . . As I sit here so still,
    As I do at your bidding, . . . .. . as I eat at your will.
    I'm a small child of Ten . . .. . .. with a father and mother,
    Brothers and sisters . . . . .. who love one another.

    A young boy of Sixteen . . . . with wings on his feet.
    Dreaming that soon now . . . . . a lover he'll meet.
    A groom soon at Twenty . . . . . my heart gives a leap.
    Remembering, the vows . . . . . that I promised to keep.

    At Twenty-Five, now . . .. . . I have young of my own.
    Who need me to guide . . . . .. And a secure happy home.
    A man of Thirty . . . . . My young now grown fast,
    Bound to each other . .. . .. .. With ties that should last.

    At Forty, my young sons .. . . . .. have grown and are gone,
    But my woman's beside me . . . .. . to see I don't mourn.
    At Fifty, once more, babies play 'round my knee,
    Again, we know children . . . . .. My loved one and me.

    Dark days are upon me . . . . . my wife is now dead.
    I look at the future . . . . . shudder with dread.
    For my young are all rearing . .. . . . young of their own.
    And I think of the years . . . . . and the love that I've known.

    I'm now an old man . .. . . .. and nature is cruel.
    'Tis jest to make old age . .. . . . look like a fool.
    The body, it crumbles . . . . . grace and vigor, depart.
    There is now a stone . . . . where I once had a heart.

    But inside this old carcass . . . . . a young guy still dwells,
    And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells.
    I remember the joys . . . . . I remember the pain.
    And I'm loving and living . . . .. . life over again.

    I think of the years, all too few . .. . . . gone too fast.
    And accept the stark fact .. . .. . that nothing can last.
    So open your eyes, people ... . .... . . open and see.
    Not a crabby old man . .. . Look closer . .. . see ME!!

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning All,

    Tis a glorious day here in North Kent - Hooray.

    Gail, What a lovely poem and oh so very true, thank you for sharing it with us xx

    I've been right busy, so not really caught up. But I have seen that El Deevo has only gone and handed in her notice - well done. Onward and upward my friend :) xx

    I'm off to stay with the parentals Thursday night so I am a bit further up the railway line. Looking forward to a hard days work and catching up with old and new bloggers. It's going to be a great day.

    Right back to it.


  • Comment number 29.

    Thanks Ali! Today is Day 1 of working for myself from home ..... yikes! Trying a bit of cold-calling and emailing local businesses. Off to a networking event tomorrow (and another on Monday) - all very exciting, and absolutely terrifying!!

    See you on Friday.


  • Comment number 30.

    Morning all!

    Second day off work this week, got best friend staying and she is on a mission to "sort my house out" - not sure GD is as happy with "the plans" - will try and "mediate and modify" the plans to make the moves of furniture acceptable to all! I also fear a trip to a certain swedish store on the cards too - Rips - want some meatballs!!!!

    Right I think a strong coffee is in order! See some of you in a couple of days!

  • Comment number 31.

    Hi everyone:

    Ooooh, it must be getting very exciting for all of you who are CiN bound!

    How I would have loved to bid for the golf package this morning. Can't play golf of course, but I would love to walk round that Course with those boys! And dinner with Mr&Mrs Parky and Mr&Mrs Evans - it can't get better than that! Well done to the successful bidders.

    Gail: your post is very powerful. I think we do tend to forget that old people used to be young people. I remember my lovely Mum saying to me: "I know I am in my 70's, but in my heart I am still only 17". How true that really is.

    Debs: best of luck at the Swedish store - you may need a Penguin or two when you get home!

    C xx

  • Comment number 32.

    Morning all.

    Lovely and sunny here.

    Chrissie, Mary and Annie, thank you. xx

    After a very worrying week for all the family I am pleased to tell you all that little granddaughter is much better now.

    I have spent the last few days in bed with flu but today I am up and about, ready to sort out the window men this afternoon. LOL!

    Debs, best of luck. xx

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 33.

    Sezza - what an idea :) I'm not sure what I'd make though lol. Fruit cake might go down well - Need to try and remember to do it tonight or tomorrow night as I'm leaving for London straight after work on Friday.

    Super Bagpuss - is your wedding cake plain or fruit? (then I'll think about making the other)

  • Comment number 34.

    Hannah - my cake is full fruit and probably alcohol and has matured for two years - very rich and yummy :-)

  • Comment number 35.


    Not been able to contribute for a while for various reasons, so just popping in to say hello and I will see some of you on Friday. It will be a long day but a rewarding one.
    Laters taters.


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  • Comment number 37.

    I used to give blood until I was told to not come back until after I had children as my veins might be better then - that kind off put me off to be honest.
    I am a registered organ doner as I feel they are no use to me, not sure about mr bp as he feels differemtly but at the end of the day you would do want was that persons wishes, no matter how you felt.

  • Comment number 38.

    Hi to all from a wet Upstate New York.

    Chris I'm really loving the show and the build up to CiN, what a star you are and to all of the lovely bidders.

    I just thought I'd pop in and say good luck to everyone involved with CiN on Friday, I'm really envious, I'd love to be there. But I'm looking forward to speaking to one of you with my pledge.

    CSN I'm so glad that your lovely Grandaughter is on the mend.

    El Deevo a big WOOP WOOP on your new venture.

    Gail well done on your 50th pint!

    Hi Chrissie, Deb, JG, MTF and everybody else.

    Peace and love

    MaW xxxx

  • Comment number 39.

    Hello nic............see you on Friday x

  • Comment number 40.

    Just having a wee sneaky look ...

    MaW: how lovely to see you!

    Gail: very difficult discussing these things with some people, isn't it? I must confess I have never given blood, and I know that I should. If something happened to someone I love, I would give them every drop of blood in my body. You've given me something to think about.

    CSN: lovely to see you back on the blog - that is wonderful news about your wee granddaughter. And I hope you are feeling better now.

    C xx

  • Comment number 41.

    Bagpuss - I might bring a plain sponge or something then to balance it out a bit lol.

    Dozymac - I was due to give my 11th blood donation two weeks ago but I was sick so I couldn't donate :( I'm on the organ donor register and the bone marrow donation register. I figure if I've got some spare why not put it to good use.

    I decided when I was about 16 that I was going to sign up for the relevant bits - I've even taken a friend and my hubby to give blood. My friend had to stop as she would get really faint after but my hubby still does when he can.

    I plan to live till I'm like 90 but if it doesn't work out and I pop off early then I want my organs to save people :)

    Does that make it a bit better?

  • Comment number 42.

    Thank you MaW and Chrissie. xx

    MaW, lovely to see you here.

    Window fitter has let me down yet again, so new bathroom suite can't go in yet again.

    I am so mad at these people that I am going to phone up and tell him to get stuffed!

    Hope you are all having a better day than I am.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 43.


    Blood donors are very important people because they saved my daughters life.

    csn. xx

  • Comment number 44.

    CSN - so pleased about your granddaughter, and I hope you will soon be feeling much better yourself xx

    I've been a blood donor for a long time, although with various house moves it's not always been possible to go as often as I'd have liked. I used to accompany my mum when she donated so I never had any worries or fears about doing it myself, and I've usually managed to enlist someone new to donate wherever I've worked !! Having said that, I cannot persuade 'im indoors to go with me ... if only he'd just admit that he's scared of needles - I'd understand! Anyway, I've got my silver badge and am very proud.

    I'm also on the organ donor list - I figure that if anyone can make use of any of this old carcass once I'm gone, they're very welcome to it!!!!!

    Can't wait for Friday. The t-shirt is washed and will be ironed tomorrow - such a nice smell now compared to the ink! Now, where did I put my Pudsey ears ... I've moved house since last year and it's anyone's guess as to where they've gone!

    jillygoat xx

  • Comment number 45.

    Errrrm ........

    NEW BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Comment number 46.

    As I can't text in as I don't have a mobile phone my answer to the question is

    a) Greenwich.

    Should I win, I will donate the £1 to Children in Need

  • Comment number 47.

    love the show and fully support children in need and the ways money is being raised, but I can't help feeling that, as in society, the rich even benefit from this. Sure these auctions raise shed loads of cash but the winner recieves something "money can't buy" while the rest of us just GIVE.

  • Comment number 48.

    Watched the Children in need concert last night at the MEN Arena in Manchester - Epic !


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