On Friday 16th November Pudsey and co return to our TV screens for their annual fundraising extravaganza, BBC Children in Need.
Why not make this the year you get involved? Donating on the night really makes a difference, but fundraising with your colleagues gives you the chance to raise more and have lots of fun!
Why support Children in Need?
All donations to Children in Need are split between charities supporting disadvantaged children and young adults in the UK. Will you help beat last year’s total of £46 million?
We’ve collected some of the most popular fundraising ideas, so you can take your pick. And if you want something to really get your heart racing, follow in the footsteps of these companies:
- Lindt, the workplace of “master chocolatiers”, is getting right behind Children in Need. From climbing mountains to running half marathons, they’re burning off calories from a fair few chocolate bars and raising a serious amount of money in the process. They’re fast approaching a fundraising total of £9,000.
- Staff from DIY retailer B&Q challenged colleague Paul McCartney to get his legs and chest waxed for Children in Need. ‘I know a lot of people would like to see me in pain – so now is your chance’, explains Paul, whose ordeal was witnessed by customers at the Ballymena store.
- Employees at car manufacturer Peugeot are throwing themselves into raising money for Children in Need too. Some staff decided to swap the comfort of their cars for bikes, with Steven Milne pedalling from Peugeot HQ in Paris to the UK HQ in Coventry. Another keen employee, Trevor Stedman, hit his fundraising target by skydiving. Together, Peugeot staff have raised more than £8,500.
What’s your company doing for Children in Need? Leave a comment below to let us know.