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Over £35mn raised on BBC Children in Need appeal night


Friday’s BBC Children in Need night has raised just over £35 million so far – £4 million down on last year’s £39 million total.

Celebrity fundraising included Joe Wicks raising over £500,000 by walking an ultramarathon, and DJ Scott Mills raising £1mn with his treadmill challenge.

It’s been a truly SPOTacular night

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has supported BBC Children in Need this year. Your generosity will help children all over the UK thrive and be the best that they can be https://t.co/4uY4ZHk1Po#ChildreninNeed

— BBC Children in Need (@BBCCiN) November 18, 2022

As well as public donations, brands also gave to the appeal, with a number highlighted for their fundraising. These included Asda (£3mn), McDonalds (£1.3mn), Enterprise Holdings Team Pudsey (£1mn), Greggs (£782,456), DFS (£550,000), HSBC (£500,000), Cineworld (£250,000), Welcome Break (£250,000), and One Stop Stores (£100,000).

Our SPOTacular partners at @GreggsOfficial have raised an amazing total of £782,456 for BBC Children in Need. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved for all their hard work @BBC One & @BBCiPlayer | #ChildreninNeed

— BBC Children in Need (@BBCCiN) November 18, 2022

BBC Children in Need’s 42nd show was presented by Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Chris Ramsey, Alex Scott and Jason Manford.

The show also included the Sir Terry Wogan Young Fundraiser of the Year Award, this year won by Dante, and the Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year Award. This was won by Aileen, who has been fundraising for BBC Children in Need since 1985 – some 35 years.

Meet Aileen, the 2022 Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year

— BBC Children in Need (@BBCCiN) November 20, 2022

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