BBC Children in Need’s vision is to enable all the children in the UK are safe, happy & secure and are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Every year, the BBC host an evening of celebrity fun and games to help raise money for this great cause.
On Christmas day in 1927, the BBC broadcasted its first ever appeal for children in need via radio. The response was phenomenal and raised a whopping £1,143, a huge amount of money in those days. In 1955, the appeal was televised for the first time and it was hosted by Sooty and Harry Corbett, this continued up until 1979. The televised appeals raised an enormous £625,836!
In 1985, the famous Pudsy the bear debuted on screen and has been a mascot for children in need ever since. Since it began, BBC Children in Need has raised an amazing £740 million for underprivileged children.
This programme is run by *CCA Occasions Ltd who has raised over £10million over the last 30 years for a variety of charities.