Children in Need 2018: All-time total money raised reaches £1 billion

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Children in Need has now raised over £1 billion since it began the annual fundraiser in 1980.

It comes after a record-breaking £50.6 million was donated during Friday's programme.

The five-hour show saw the cast of EastEnders dress up as Disney characters and perform a medley.

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker made an appearance on the charity extravaganza, surprising a young fan.

Children's choirs from all across the UK sang in unison
Children's choirs from all across the UK sang together on the night

Lots of you have got in touch to let us know what you have been doing for Children in Need.

Woodside Primary School in Hamilton have been busy all week guessing Pudsey and Blush's birthday, collecting pennies for Pudsey, face painting and wearing yellow and spots!

Image of boy in a Pudsey onesie
Six-year-old Nate from Northumberland who clearly enjoys dressing up!
image of boy and girls in Children in need dress up
Eight-year-old Harley and six-year-old Evie from Cheshire
Image of 2 girls as Pudsey
Lolly and Lottie become two Pudsey Bears to help raise money for their school
Image of 2 children dressed as Pudsey
Oscar and Lois - nothing can stop them from smiling when they are helping Children in Need
Image of girl in Pudsey dress
Isn't three-year-old Halle cute? She went to her nursery dressed in her Pudsey dress and socks
Image of girl as Pudsey
This is eight-year-old Kiana from Norfolk. Her school was fundraising for Children in Need and got to throw 100 wet sponges at the headteacher!
Image of 4 children in Pudsey onesies
Check out these four from Newark doing their thing for Children in Need!


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  • Comment number 5. Posted by U17291503

    18 Nov 2018 19:50
    The show was brill I watched it the amount of money they raised is brill
  • Comment number 4. Posted by U17133673

    17 Nov 2018 14:09
    My brother goes to DSA event (he has achon)
  • Comment number 3. Posted by happytrampoliningchocolatewaffle

    17 Nov 2018 9:55
    YAY. Well Done it's amazing
  • Comment number 2. Posted by U17283471

    17 Nov 2018 9:28
    I think it is an OUTSTANDING amount of money I thank all the presenters, all the people who donated and all the people who help people less privileged than us.

    Well Done Everyone!!!
  • Comment number 1. Posted by happytrampoliningchocolatewaffle

    16 Nov 2018 19:48