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BBC Children in Need asks the public to get fundraising and ‘Do Your Thing’

Do your thing launch

BBC Children in Need has today, Wednesday 5th October, launched its fundraising campaign and is asking people across the UK to channel their passions, hobbies or dreams to do their thing and help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

A galaxy of famous faces have come together to support the fundraising campaign, including Matt Baker, Alex Jones, Anita Rani, Judy Murray, Ore Oduba, Alfie Deyes, Zoella and Sara Cox. The celebrities are asking the nation to ‘Do Your Thing’ and fundraise for BBC Children in Need. From fancy dress to fun runs, facing a fear or taking on a once in a lifetime challenge, holding a bake sale or completing a sponsored silence, everyone can turn the thing they most fancy doing into an amazing fundraiser.

Matt Baker, is urging everyone to get involved with Do Your Thing and said: “BBC Children in Need is back! This year we want everyone to get involved, Do Your Thing and get fundraising. So come on everyone, why not take on a new challenge, scale unfamiliar heights or have a wander in the wilderness? Or you can do your own thing and host a bake sale or fancy-dress party. Whatever you do, your support can help change the lives of thousands of youngsters right here in the UK.”

Alex Jones is encouraging the nation to pull out their trainers and put on their sweatbands to get active for Do Your Thing. She said: “This year, I want to see the people of the UK get out there and Do Your Thing for BBC Children in Need! You can dust off your trainers and trampettes to do your fitness thing, or get your friends together and break the world record for the longest dance-a-thon. All you need is a little imagination and you can make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”

 

I can't wait to see the nation do their thing for BBC Children in Need. So stick on your apron, do some baking and get together with your buddies for coffee and cake! Together we can raise stacks of cash and help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around the UK.

Peter Andre, Musician

The Do Your Thing fundraising campaign encourages everyone to get involved and fundraise for BBC Children in Need. The public can turn their thing, whether that’s a passion, hobby or fear, into an amazing fundraiser for the Charity.

Jonathan Rigby, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at BBC Children in Need said: “This year we’re calling on you to fundraise by doing your thing, to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK. By doing anything, whether that’s something you love or something you’ve always wanted to do, you can raise money and make a difference. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to do a skydive or a bungee jump, or maybe you’re great at telling jokes or playing sport, find your thing and turn it into an amazing idea to raise money for BBC Children in Need!”

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