BBC Children in Need

Children in NeedFace paintingBBC Children in Needs mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Their vision is a society where each and every child and young person is supported to realise their potential.

In 2008 the BBC Children in Need Appeal raised over £37 million and for every penny you gave the charity, a penny will go towards projects helping disadvantaged children in the UK. They are able to make this promise because the charity uses its investment income and Gift Aid to cover all running costs. Every year, thanks to public donations and the amazing efforts of fundraisers, schools, businesses and our corporate partners, they are able to provide support to thousands of youngsters aged 18 and under.

Thus support is provided in the form of grants to organisations working with children who may have experienced mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect.

Click here to visit the BBC Children in Need website. Do not forget to come back and recycle your phone!