BBC Children in Need grants in Devon

Pudsey bear
Image caption Pudsey taking part in some duck fishing on a visit to Devon

Thirty-one organisations in Devon have been helped by grants totalling more than £1.5m from BBC Children in Need in the past year.

The main night for Pudsey bear and his fundraisers is Friday 18 November, which is televised on BBC One.

Throughout November, individuals and businesses organise a variety of events, raising thousands of pounds each year for Devon organisations.

Every penny raised by the thousands of supporters across Devon during the 2010 appeal is being put to good use.

Children In Need grants - ranging from £5,000 to £109,832 - were awarded to a variety of groups.

They included the Barnstaple Poverty Action Group for a project to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping among young people; and the Tavistock Youth Cafe Plus, which offers a weekly youth cafe for young people with learning difficulties and special needs.

Other charities awarded grants included: Home-Start Exeter, the Orchard Saturday Club in Newton Abbot, Country Holidays For Inner City Kids (CHICKS) based in Tavistock and Bidwell Brook Foundation based in Totnes.

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