BBC Children in Need is a UK charity which raises money to help disadvantaged children and young people. Founded in 1980, the charity funds thousands of projects, and works with a wide range of organisations to help children and young people to feel happy and secure, and reach their full potential. The charity’s funding is used to support a variety of projects, such as support for:
- Children with disabilities
- Families who have suffered the death of a child or parent
- Children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Children living in poverty and deprivation
- Children who are victims of abuse and neglect
Nurseries and preschools play an important role in fundraising for Children in Need by educating children about the charity’s work and organising activities to raise money for Children in Need. Here are some ways that you can get involved in Children in Need in your setting:
- Sponsored events: Nurseries and preschools can organise sponsored events, such as sponsored walks, runs, or bake sales. These events are a great way to get the whole community involved in fundraising.
- Donation buckets: Nurseries and preschools can place donation buckets in their reception areas and encourage parents and carers to donate.
- Pudsey dress-up day: Encourage children to come to nursery or preschool dressed as Pudsey Bear. You can charge a small fee for children to participate.
- Pudsey bake sale: Bake some yummy spotty biscuits or Pudsey cakes and sell them to parents and carers.
- Pudsey arts and crafts workshop: Lead a fun arts and crafts workshop where children can make their own Pudsey Bears or spotty creations. You can charge a small fee for children to participate.
- Pudsey raffle: Raffle off some Pudsey Bear prizes, such as cuddly toys, soft furnishings, or gift certificates. You can sell tickets to parents and carers.
By getting involved in fundraising for Children in Need, nurseries and preschools can help to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in the UK. For more information, please visit the charity’s website: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk