BBC Children In Need, Friday November 18th, What Will You Be Doing In Bolton To Support?
24th October 2011
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Friday November 18th sees the return of probably the most well known national fundraing event we know.

Children In Need this year promoses to be bigger and better than ever and the Children In Need team are asking you to get involved.

So what will you be doing in Bolton for Children In Need this year?


Children In Need first began with a five-minute radio broadcast on Christmas Day in 1927. The response was phenomenal and it raised £1,143 18s 3d which was split between 4 prominent children's charities.

The first televised appeal was the 1955 'Children's Hour Christmas Appeal', presented by Sooty and Harry Corbett. The Christmas Day Appeals continued on TV and radio right up until 1979, raising a total of £625,836.

Pudsey Bear made his television debut in 1985 when Terry introduced the new, brown cuddly mascot to the audience. He was designed by Joanna Ball, a BBC graphics designer, who named him after the West Yorkshire town where she was born.

So far the public have helped to raise over £600 million with their innovative and creative ways to fundraise.

So let us know how you are getting involved this year. Do you have a fundraising event for Children In Need that you want publicising?

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