Friday, 7 December 2007

Self Generated-Children in Need

Children in Need amazingly raised up to £19,089,771 this year, which is better than 2004 when we raised just over £17 million.

Sir Terry Wogan and Ferne Cotton presented the show in November 2007, this was Wogan's 27th year of presenting Children in Need. Dedication? I think so.

On the night they had various events going on. There was singing, dancing, films, tv shows, etc. Kylie performed her new song, along with Spice Girls and Boyzone. They even had the boys from the bill, giving us a Rat Pack tribute.

Apart from the money raising, there was enjoyment and laughter that came with it too, which was amazing. Pudsey the bear was first shown on screen in 1985 when the show first appeared on televison. Joanna Ball who was from a town called Pudsey, orginally designed him and wanted some meaning into his name. Pudsey even has his own email address and his famour line of merchandise which has also helped with raising money. Everyone around the world is familiar with who Pudsey is. For nearly 20 years Pudsey has been with the Children in Need and he is the most loved and recognised faces which is associated with a charity.

Recently the BBC reported that all over the country schools were trying to help within the raising for Children in Need, a nearby college class, recently studying Media Production came into the limelight for the day and decided to dress up in costumes and try and raise some money for Children in Need. They went out and about the nearest town centre to their college and asked people for their donations and they raised over £258 for the charity. I spoke to one member of the group called Katie Marshall and she said, "we're all very proud of how much money has been raised, i wish we had gained a little bit more, but i'm happy and i'm sure the charity will be most grateful."

They all paid a pound to wear their own fancy dress, and that money went straight to the charity too and they all said "knowing that we've done a good thing, for people who really need us, I had a great night sleep."

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