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We've teamed up with Joe Wicks, our first ever Schools Ambassador, to bring you feel-good fundraising at its best.

Thank you for fundraising!

Thank you for fundraising for BBC Children in Need. Thanks to your support we can continue to change the lives of children and young people across the UK!

Watch the Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks

Fundraising Ideas

It’s so easy to raise money for BBC Children in Need this year and we have loads of ways you can get involved. You can keep simple and ask everyone to pay £1 to join the Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks on Appeal Day, or to come to school in fancy dress. But if you want to boost your fundraising, why not hold a bake sale, set up a stall of full Pudsey goodies to sell, or even put on a Bring & Buy sale! Whatever’s up your street, we got you covered.

How to get involved this appeal

Steps to Fundraising Success

Step 1

Get the school planner out and circle the dates 11 - 15 November!


We’ve got enough ideas for you to hold a week full of fun and fundraising, culminating with the Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks on the 15 November.

If you haven’t already got your fundraising kit, order one here, packed full of inspiration and goodies!


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 for schools to collect lots of small-value cash donations, so why not go cashless this appeal?

You can set up a JustGiving page for your school and share the link with parents who can make a donation directly.

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 healthy and energising treats courtesy of Joe Wicks, there are loads 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.

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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 13 year old boy is able to meet with a youth worker and confide about his difficult home life for the first time.


means a shy 11 year old girl affected by poverty can have weekly support from a mentor who helps her uncover new skills and believe in herself.


pays for a 14 year old girl to attend bereavement counselling after her dad's suicide.

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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