Children in Need are the BBC’s charity and their mission is to help ensure every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential.
We raise money both throughout the year and in our annual November appeal which is put to work where it’s needed most. We fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.
They work closely with a whole range of organisations so they can understand where the need is greatest, ensuring the money we all raise goes to supporting the young people that need them most.
They fund over 2,500 local charities and projects which directly support children and young people in communities right across the UK.
They support children and young affected by a whole range of disadvantages such as poverty, disability, illness, distress or trauma. They also work with a range of partners to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the UK’s children and young people today, including: mental health and wellbeing, violence impacting young people, child sexual exploitation, holiday hunger; access to employment, and social injustice.
How can you help?
There are a few ways you can get involved and these include sponsored walks, bake sales, fundraising events local to you and also donating directly through their website here: https://donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/
How have Accountancy Learning helped?
In 2017 we held a bake sale full of homemade and store-bought cakes to help raise money for Children in Need.
We have also participated by wearing yellow and each of the team donating individually to Children in Need.
We plan to participate in more events in the future.