If you’ve been living in a cave on the dark side of the moon you might have missed that it was the annual BBC Children in Need charity fundraiser last week. Otherwise there’s not much excuse!
Since 1980 the BBC’s charity has raised more than £600m. Although it has a focal point built around the telethon that provides blanket coverage of the one night studio event, BBC Children in Need is not just about a single night of celebrities and entertainment. Ordinary people up and down the UK participate by setting up their own fundraising events on behalf of the charity.
For the 35th BBC Children in Need we decided to see how much we could raise by coming to work in loungewear (we mean loungewear, NOT pyjamas, chaps). Last year including the telethon and the long-tail of donations from smaller events like ours, the total raised was a staggering £49.6m. Now, one week on from the 2014 event the total stands at £32, 620 489.
Andrew from Helpdesk and the Paralogic ladies lounging it up for BBC Children in Need to raise £350
Despite the lighter atmosphere around the office and in our operations centre, coverage of our support commitment remained fully in place. For those of you that saw one of our field team and failed to notice their pyjamas – sorry, lounge wear – we spared their blushes by letting them get dressed in their daytime civvies for onsite work.
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