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BBC Breakfast’s Drumathon

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We are delighted to announce that BBC weather presenter, Owain Wyn Evans, has completed a 24-hour drumming challenge raising more than £2.5 million for BBC Children in Need!

The challenge involved Owain drumming non-stop throughout the day and night.  It also featured a special ‘Big Bang’ moment on Friday evening with a performance of the BBC News theme featuring an ensemble of 50 drummers in a rousing performance which included, among others, world renowned percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Pulp’s Nick Banks, Cherisse Osei from Simple Minds, Steve White from Style Council and Frank Benbini of Fun Lovin’ Criminals as well as Pub Landlord Al Murray, actor John Thomson and amateur drummers and enthusiasts aged from 8 to 83.

We would love you to continue to support Owain and BBC Children in Need by donating using the button below

Catch up on the challenge

You can catch up on the challenge right now on iPlayer using the link below

owain sat at the drums in the BBC Breakfast studio

How drumming makes a difference

During the challenge we explored the latest scientific research with Professor Marcus Smith (University of Chichester) and colleagues at the Clem Burke Drumming Project into the impact of drumming on the brain, body and mood. They revealed how the science behind the sticks, is helping children with autism, special educational needs and disabilities across the UK.

We also heard from Children in Need projects that use drumming as therapy to help young people right across the UK.

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