BBC One’s The Big Night In raises £67,110,010 for charities
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It has just been announced on The One Show that the new total raised from The Big Night In is £67,110,010.
£47m of this figure will be split between Children in Need and Comic Relief, who will use these funds to support many charities and projects helping vulnerable people of all ages across the UK.
At 10pm last night the amount raised during the show stood at £27,398,675 but donations continued to come in overnight taking the total to £33,555,005.
The UK Government pledged to match everything raised on the night, with the first £20m going to National Emergencies Trust and the rest split between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. So far the Government has given £13,555,005 to BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. This takes the total raised, with all government match funding, to an incredible £67m.
All the money raised will now be available to go to good causes, through BBC Children in Need, Comic Relief and The National Emergencies Trust.
Source BBC One
April 25, 2020 10:20am ET by BBC One