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Five fun BBC Children in Need fundraising ideas for kids

Fundraising for BBC Children in Need is all about having fun, raising money and changing lives. Anyone can do it, no matter their age. If you’re planning on fundraising with young ones this year, you’ve come to the right place! Here are our top five fundraisers to do with children.

number 1

Have your cake and eat it

Kids love cakes. Adults love cakes. Who doesn’t love cakes!?

Bake sales are a classic fundraiser for a reason. They’re fun, delicious and raise lots of money! If you’re looking for recipe inspiration, we suggest these rather yummy Pudsey biscuits and Puds in a mug. They’re simple and tasty, so perfect for any aspiring child baker!

number 2

Get on your dancing shoes

Get Your Strictly On! This year we’ve teamed up with Strictly Come Dancing and there are endless ways you and your little ones can get involved. Add some glitter to your bakes, go glam for the day in your ballgown or get judging with our downloadable Strictly scoring paddles.

number 3

Dress up or down

Anything goes! Whether you want to dress up as your favourite book or film character, wear your PJs all day, or simply dress down for non-uniform day, look great while you fundraise.

Get kitted out at the Pudsey Shop. From t-shirts to wristbands to classic Pudsey ears, you’ll absolutely love our new eco-friendly 2021 products.

number 4

Go rambling!

Autumn leaves. Fresh air. The British countryside. Sponsored Rambles really are a great fundraiser for the whole family.

The 2021 Countryfile Ramble may have already taken place, but the truth is you can ramble whenever you want. Pick a date that works best for your family and head out into the great outdoors. To find out how you can get Ramble Ready, check out our ultimate guide to a Children in Need sponsored walk.

number 5

Let’s get sporty


Whatever you do for fun, turn it into a fundraiser! You could do a sponsored run or swim. Or you could do 100 star jumps. Or if you like cycling, join in with Team Rickshaw virtually and pedal for Pudsey alongside them on their epic challenge.

Together, we can change the lives of young people in communities across the UK who are facing even more challenges as a result of the pandemic. You’ll find loads more info and downloadables to make your fundraising amazing at

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