The BBC Children In Need Annual Appeal this year is on Friday 18th November 2011. In Rugby and the Local Area as well as over the UK there are always fabulous fundraising events with very generous donations given.
So if you are organising or taking part in any fundraising local events for the BBC Children In Need Appeal then please let thebestof Rugby know and we will help promote the event for free.
The BBC Children In Need Appeal is a British Charity which makes a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK.
One of the great highlights of the appeal is the telethon which brings the British public some of the funniest TV moments!
The first ever broadcast appeal for children by the BBC was 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 four prominent children's charities.
Then 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.
To date over £600 million has been raised from the generosity of the public even in tough economic times!
Over the years there have been various presenters including Terry Hall, Eamonn Andrews, Leslie Crowther, Michael Aspel and the rising star of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show - Terry Wogan - who made his debut appearance in 1978.
In 1980 the appeal was broadcast on BBC One in a new telethon format, hosted by Terry Wogan with Sue Lawley and Esther Rantzen.
Sir Terry Wogan remains the telethon's mainstay who has been joined by a diverse line-up over the years that includes Joanna Lumley, Sue Cook, John Craven, Andi Peters, Gaby Roslin, Natasha Kaplinsky and Fearne Cotton.
Pudsey Bear is BBC Children in Need's official mascot and has been helping children in the UK since 1985! Pudsey made his television debut in 1985 when Terry introduced the new, brown cuddly mascot to the audience.
Pudsey was designed by Joanna Ball, a BBC graphics designer, who named him after the West Yorkshire town where she was born.
Pudsey proved very popular and returned as BBC Children in Need's official logo the following year with his design amended to that of a yellow bear with a red spotted bandage.
Pudsey receives letters, drawings and e-mails from youngsters all over the UK and has been photographed with more celebrities than he can remember.
The live show is broadcast live on BBC and will be presented by Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Fearne Cotton and Alesha Dixon.
The BBC Children In Need event will include appeal films from Kylie Minogue, Jessie J and Cheryl Cole.
A whole host of British stars including X Factor judge Tulisa, team up for BBC Children in Need on their unique take of Massive Attack’s hit Teardrop. The BBC Children In Need brand new single has been created by Gary Barlow from Take That and X Factor judge.
You can download the single from 13 November 2011.
Other acts performing on BBC Children In Need include JLS, One Direction and Susan Boyle.
During the spectacular live appeal there will be an exclusive sneek peek at the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
Also Lord Sugar enters the Dragons’ Den in The Dragons’ Apprentice.
As usual throughout the evening there will be totaliser updates as the nation pulls together to support needy children throughout the UK.
So show your spots and raise lots for BBC Children in Need!
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