The BBC Children in Need Appeal Night takes place every year in November. The Appeal show is a whole evening of entertainment on BBC One with celebrities singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of crazy things to help raise money. BBC Children In Need’s vision is that to ensure every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy, secure and allows them the chance to reach their potential.
Here at Claremont the team raise money and donate to two specific local charities all year round through dress down days, charity breakfasts, and some even more extreme activities such as skydiving, sponsored walks and rowing 42 miles across 2 days. Over the years, we have supported a number of charities through a variety of fundraising activities and events.
Our current two charities that we support throughout the year are Willowbrook Hospice and YouCan.
Willowbrook Hospice, located in Prescot, cares for patients with life limiting diseases living in St Helens, Knowsley and the surrounding areas. Although Willowbrook provide care for patients at the end of their life, their statistics show that many of their inpatients are discharged back to their preferred place of care, usually home, dispelling the myth that a Hospice is just a place where you go to die.
You Can community club is a Salford based charity that develops the personal, social and emotional well-being of young people aged 10-24 years old. We are passionate about raising awareness of disability and achieve this by creating a safe and inclusive environment where all young people can flourish.
The team planned a whole day of fun activities and different kinds of ways to raise money for Children In Need this year. Examples of such activities included; a Breakfast Spread, Dress Down Day (which of course had to be yellow) and even ‘Hook-A-Duck’. The team in the end only had the one day to raise money and came up with a total of £147.19 which is pretty impressive from the activities we did.