Tuesday 16 January 2018

Children in Need reveals £49m total

Last year's Children in Need hosts Sir Terry Wogan and Tess Daly
Last year's Children in Need hosts Sir Terry Wogan and Tess Daly

Last year's BBC Children in Need was the second most successful in its history raising almost £50 million.

The charity announced its final fundraising total was £49.1 million - up from the £32.6 which it raised on the night last November.

That is only bettered by the 2013 total which was £49.6 million.

The show's veteran host Sir Terry Wogan said: " It's been another fantastic year, with another fantastic total.

"On behalf of everyone at the charity and the projects we support, I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you.

"Your generosity makes it all possible."

Among the charities benefiting from the money are youth projects in Manchester and Glasgow and Swansea -based Surfability UK which offers surfing lessons for disabled youngsters.

Its director Benjamin Clifford said: "We're absolutely delighted to have received this funding and are excited to get the project under way.

"Having taught surfing to disabled groups for over 10 years, I've seen first-hand the impact that the project can have.

"Through opening up the sport to those who might not be able to participate elsewhere, we'll be encouraging a healthy, active and social lifestyle.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who's shown their support for BBC Children in Need and made this possible."

Press Association

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