Friday, November 14, 2008
CHILDREN IN NEED
Tonight Terry Wogan has raised £11.4 million for BBC Children in Need with a long TV Spectacular, including songs from the musicals performed by the cast of EastEnders.
Terry expects to beat last year's TV total of £19 million, and the 2007 total of £37million raised across the UK. This year ASDA staff across the UK have raised an astonishing £2 million. BBC East has raised large sums in previous years and expects to raise more than £1 million in the Region this year.
I am an Employment Tribunal Member and today I dealt with an unfair dismissal case. At lunchtime I went to Bedford Town Hall canteen where the diners were entertained by songs from 2 pensioners and children from Castle Lower School in Bedford - all in aid of Children in Need. Tonight I donated some money through to the Appeal via the Internet.
After reading the tragic case of Baby P and the 2 small babies murdered in Manchester, we are constantly reminded how important it is to help the 4 million children living in poverty in the UK, and other vulnerable children who are abused and neglected and need our support. Have you made your donation yet?
The total raised for BBC Children in Need has gone up to £13,750,000 and is rising.
What are you waiting for?