Together, We Can - with Holly, Connor and Pudsey
PHOTO: Connor Phillips and Holly Hamilton
"I absolutely love BBC Children In Need and am thrilled to be part of it again this year alongside Connor. Please, please do what you can to help us raise lots of money for this year’s appeal, as your donations really do make a huge difference to the lives of many children and young people right here in Northern Ireland.” — Holly Hamilton
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Friday 19 November sees the annual BBC Children In Need Appeal come to BBC One Northern Ireland, from 7pm.
This year the show will once again come live from London, presented by Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Adepitan MBE, Alex Scott MBE and Chris Ramsey, with Connor Phillips and Holly Hamilton bringing an update from Northern Ireland during the night.
Across the week in the run-up to and after the big night The Lynette Fay Show, The John Toal Show and Vinny Hurrell will be talking to fundraisers and organisations benefitting directly from the support of BBC Children In Need.
On Wednesday 17 November, The Connor Phillips Show will be taking on their own Pudsey Challenge, as Connor presents his entire show from 10.30am to noon, racking up 'virtual miles' on an exercise bike, step machine and rowing machine. He'll be joined by special guests and will hear from some of the organisations in our communities helped by donations to the appeal.
On Thursday 18 November, Connor will travel to the North West to Ardnashee School and College and The Playtrail in Londonderry to take part in their ramble to raise money for Children In Need, meeting other local organisations and fundraisers as he does so.
On the big day itself, Friday 19 November, Connor and the radio team travel to the South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon to join the IncredABLE staff and help rack up the miles at their spinathon fundraiser during his show from 10.30am to noon, before Hugo Duncan takes over at 1.30pm with a special programme packed full of live music and requests from Studio A in BBC Blackstaff, Belfast.
And on Sunday 21 November, Holly Hamilton and Connor Phillips will host Children in Need Best Bits on BBC One Northern Ireland at 3.50pm.
Joined by Pudsey, CBeebies' Gyasi Sheppy and actor Michelle Fairley viewers find out more about the organisations that make such a difference in our communities and the fundraising that makes it all possible.
Gyasi will be meeting just some of the incredible fundraisers across Northern Ireland who are taking part in their own activities to help make a difference to our local communities, while Michelle travels to Culmore to meet a Theatre Group who are helping young people be the best they can be.
Among those to be featured will be Youth Life, a project recognising that children and young people impacted by bereavement can experience loss of confidence and self-identity, and face social and educational barriers, and provide art therapy, professional and peer support to local young people in Derry. The three-year main grant (2020-2023) of £98,100 funds the salary of a project coordinator, sessional staff costs, training and travel, volunteer expenses and administrative support costs.
Also featuring will be Stage Beyond Theatre Club. This inclusive project provides life skills workshops, including drama, theatre, film and self-expression for young people in Derry. Participants benefit from improved communication skills, develop positive relationships and reduce social isolation. The three year small grant (2019-2022) of £30,000 funds the staffing costs for six facilitators as well as project support costs including props, costumes and art supplies.
Greenisland Bears Football Club in Carrickfergus is a project providing sport and healthy eating sessions to improve physical and mental health, developing confidence and increased essential skills for children with disabilities in County Antrim. The three year small grant (2021-2024) of £26,400 funds a part-time Development Officer, sports equipment, pitch hire and health food costs.
Holly Hamilton says: “I absolutely love BBC Children In Need and am thrilled to be part of it again this year alongside Connor. Please, please do what you can to help us raise lots of money for this year’s appeal, as your donations really do make a huge difference to the lives of many children and young people right here in Northern Ireland.”
Connor Phillips says: “It’s always great to be working with Holly, and I am looking forward to meeting some of the many people who have been busy fundraising helping to raise loads of money for this year’s BBC Children In Need.”
Last year’s national on the night total was £37,032,789 and the overall fundraising total for the 2020 Appeal was £57million.
Here in Northern Ireland the appeal currently funds 170 projects to a value of £8.6million.
Further information on BBC Children in Need and how to get involved can be found at bbc.co.uk/pudsey
Source BBC One
November 11, 2021 11:28am ET by BBC One