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Get together for the Great Big Pudsey Day - Friday 15 November

Thank you for fundraising for BBC Children in Need

Thank you for getting together and fundraising this appeal! Thanks to your support we can continue to change the lives of children and young people across the UK.

Join the Great Big Pudsey Day!


This year we’re inviting you to join The Great Big Pudsey Day! To get involved, all you need to do is put a Pudsey spin on your everyday activities in return for a £1 donation per child!

On this page you’ll find fundraising ideas, Pudsey activities for your class and lots of tools and resources to help get you started.

How to get involved this appeal!

Steps to Fundraising Success

Step 1

Get the planner out and circle the 15 November!


If you haven’t already downloaded a fundraising kit you can get it here, packed full of useful tools and goodies!

While you’re here, browse our fundraising ideas and get inspired. We’ve got loads of Pudsey activities for you and your little ones to choose from.

Step 2

Download your Twinkl resources to help you fundraise


We’ve made it even easier to get involved in BBC Children in Need this year, and thanks to our friends at Twinkl, you can get your hands on a range of curriculum-aligned resources that tie in seamlessly with everyday lessons.

We’ve also got ‘Letter to Parents’ templates, event posters and much more, to help you spread the word about your fundraising plans.

Step 3

Go Cashless this appeal!


We know how time-consuming it can be to collect lots of small-value cash donations, so why not go cashless this appeal?

Set up a JustGiving page and simply ask parents to donate £1 per child online in return for a day full of Pudsey themed fun!

Also this year we’ve teamed up with ParentPay, so schools using the ParentPay platform can also collect donations directly this way.

Step 4

Boost your fundraising with some quick tips!


Whether its selling official Pudsey goodies or popping a collection tin at reception during the appeal week, there are lots of easy ways to boost your fundraising.

By choosing to do an extra activity, however small, raising more money will make an even bigger difference to children in communities just like yours.

Fundraising Ideas

We have lots of ways you can join the Great Big Pudsey Day. Simply pick and mix from the Pudsey themed activities below, ask for a £1 donation per child taking part, and get ready for a day of fun-filled fundraising.

Your donation, no matter how big or small, will make a huge difference to children in the UK who need our help the most.

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Changing lives near you

From coast to coast, in towns and cities right across the UK, BBC Children in Need is out there making a difference.

The amazing projects we support help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.

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means a 6 year old girl whose mother is dying can attend art therapy, where she can create memories in a supportive environment.


means an 8 year old boy, whose brother died in a car accident, can start counselling, to help him manage his emotions and return to his regular school routine.


will pay to take a seriously ill boy who is in hospital on a special outing, helping him to forget his illness for a moment, put a smile on his face and provide memories he will always cherish.

Twinkl is the Official Education Partner for BBC Children in Need, helping schools, teachers and parents join in with the annual fundraising excitement. With their range of free-to-use and curriculum-aligned resources that seamlessly tie-in with everyday lessons, getting involved and making a real difference is now easier and more rewarding than ever before.

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