More than £58m raised by Children In Need

Bbc children in need announces 2018 fundraising total (5)

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 3,000 projects across the UK

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12th July 2019 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Last year’s Children In Need appeal raised more than £58 million.

The charity said that the total would not have been possible without the public once again coming together to help raise money to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. 

The 2018 total is the culmination of the efforts of every single person across the UK who did something to raise money, from rambles, dance-a-thons and duck races, to sky diving, quiz nights and bake sales.

The 2018 total grew to £58m as donations and fundraising income continued to pour in following BBC Children in Need’s 2018 Appeal show which culminated with an on-the-night total of £50.6m. 

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 3,000 projects across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.

In the last year alone, BBC Children in Need has been able to make a real difference to 580,000 young lives in communities the length and breadth of the UK.  

In 2018 BBC Children in Need awarded £70.3m in grants to projects working with disadvantaged children and young people the length and breadth of the UK.

Speaking of the total, Simon Antrobus, chief executive of the charity, said: “Once again our incredible supporters across the UK have done themselves proud. This is a tremendous result and will allow us to continue our vital work to help make a difference to disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

“As a charity we exist to support organisations in communities across the UK which empower children and extend their life choices, and this phenomenal total will go a long way in helping us make a lasting impact. An enormous thank you to everyone who once again went above and beyond!”