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5 ways you can get involved with BBC Children in Need 2020

This year hasn’t been fun for anyone, but the added stress of coronavirus has made these especially tough times for vulnerable children in the UK. So this year more than ever, we’re relying on the creativity and generosity of the British public to help us support them. Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of children right across the country, and there’s a multitude of ways that you can do just that! Whether you want to fundraise your own way or simply show your support by watching our Big Show, here are 5 inspirational ways you can get involved…

1. Act your Age

Maybe you’ve got a fifty-strong bucket list for your fiftieth. Perhaps you and your friends could cycle your combined ages in miles. Young or old, there are plenty of ways to Act your Age and raise money for BBC Children in Need. Find more fun ideas, tips and tools here.

2. The Annual Duck Race Sweepstake

This year’s Duck Race Sweepstake sees twenty of the UK’s elite ‘quackletes’ competing along an obstacle-filled lazy river racecourse. Download your sweepstake, pick your duck and get together to watch the whole thing live on our website at 1pm on Friday 13th November.

Zoe's pledge 'giving children a brighter future'

3. Make your Pledge

Join celeb supporters like Joe Wicks in making your ‘Together we can…’ pledge. Here at BBC Children in Need we believe that if we all come together, we can make a big difference and it’s even more important after all the hardships children have had to face without their usual friends, support groups and youth workers around to help. Download your pledge card, fill it in and share your pledge on your social media feeds, remembering to tag us with @bbccin – we’d love to see them.

4. Watch the Big Show

Just by tuning in on Friday November 13th, you’re doing your bit to support the UK’s biggest fundraising event. Plus, you’re getting an unmissable evening of celeb-studded TV entertainment to enjoy – not to mention loads of one-off specials and features throughout fundraising week as well!

5. Look the part

The Pudsey shop is crammed with fantastic Pudsey gear from soft toys, tee-shirts and badges to tote bags and keyrings. This year we have made steps to make sure the range is more eco friendly yet still vibrant and fun. It is super easy to buy online. What better way to look the part and raise vital funds for vulnerable children in your community? Start shopping now here.

If you feel like this isn’t for you, then the simplest way of all to help is to just give. It doesn’t matter how little or much, whatever you can spare goes towards community projects and incredible support groups up and down the country that are helping disadvantaged children to overcome their challenges and look forward to the future. Make your donation here.

Whatever you do, you’re part of something really special. And remember; you are not on your own – we’ve got all the ideas, tips, tools and resources you’ll need to raise money. There’ll be thousands of you across the country fundraising to support those that really need your help, so keep your eyes peeled for updates and even more inspiration too.

Together, we can rebuild lives, reawaken confidence and restart futures. So what are you waiting for? Make a difference today and get everything you need, all right here on our site.
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