BBC Children in Need is back again this Friday. Since 1980, it has raised over £600 million! It’s always an exciting challenge to see if the previous year’s total can be overtaken.
In 1980, the BBC held its first telethon- a single program lasting a whole evening, raising money for charities that are working with children across the UK. Designed by Joanna Ball in 1985, the charity’s mascot is called Pudsey Bear and today very few people don’t recognise him!
This is what some of the Year 5 children at Burgh-le Marsh School had to say:
“I think people like Pudsey because they like cute bears. I like it because it helps children who need help from other people.”
“Children that need help often have serious problems like abuse or they have lost their parents, so it’s all very worthwhile.”
“I think Children in Need helps all children, of all ages, that need help and others can help raise money.”
Terry Wogan has been on the show since it first started in 1980, and will be hosting it again this year.
You can find out loads more information here.
Millie, Year 5
St Peter & St Paul, Burgh-le-Marsh