How to get a virtual visit from Pudsey to your school for BBC Children in Need

Pudsey will embark on a virtual tour of Lancashire’s primary schools to raise money for BBC Children in Need 2020.

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 12:30 pm
Your school could be part of BBC Children in Need Pudsey Virtual Tour with BBC Radio Lancashire

Accompanied by a BBC Radio Lancashire presenter, Pudsey will visit schools via video link to see the amazing fundraising activities the county’s schoolchildren have been taking part in.

The tour will take place throughout this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week from Monday 9 to Friday November 13.

BBC Radio Lancashire’s Breakfast Show Presenter, Graham Liver, said: “We all know things are a bit different this year, but the groups and organisations that BBC Children in Need supports across Lancashire are more important than ever.

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“I can’t wait to spend the week with Pudsey and to hear about the fantastic things that children from across the county have been doing to raise money for such a vital cause”.

Primary schools in Lancashire can apply for a free virtual visit from Pudsey by calling 0800 7833 583 or by emailing [email protected]

Meanwhile, stars from Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders and Doctor Who will feature in BBC Children In Need 2020 on BBC1.

This year’s programme will mark the 40th anniversary of the charity appeal first appearing on television screens.

It will be hosted by TV presenters Mel Giedroyc and Alex Scott and comedians Stephen Mangan and Chris Ramsey.

There will also be musical performances from the casts of West End shows Cinderella The Musical and Six plus singers Beverley Knight and Shawn Mendes and a special sketch performed by the cast of The Goes Wrong Show.

The finale of The One Show’s rickshaw challenge, which is raising money for BBC Children In Need, will be broadcast on the night.

Mel Giedroyc said Children In Need is a time when “the country comes together in a very brilliant and simple way”.

She added: “We are reminded that children are the most precious commodity we have in society and that they need nurturing and helping.

“It’s more important this year than ever before.”

The presenter told PA news 2020 “will be remembered as a very challenging year. But this year more than ever, anything you can donate, literally anything, will be so unbelievably gratefully received.

“This year more than ever we need to pull together and show that we can help children – more children living on the poverty line, more children dealing with mental health issues, more children likely to fall through the cracks in society if we are not there to give them this vital support.”

BBC Children In Need will be broadcast live on Friday, November 13 at 7pm.

For more information look up BBC Children in Need