BBB Children in Need 24-hour charity stream: In this stream we helped people with anything that they needed help with on The Division and we tried to get as many community members in as possible to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We raised an incredible £532.42 for BBC Children in Need. Unfortunatley I streamed the whole 24-hours in one go and Youtube cannot save streams over 12-hours so I do not have any footage from the stream. Click the title above to view the Just Giving page, and below is more about the charity that we raised money for;

BBC Children in Need (also promoted as Plant Mewn Angen in Wales) is the BBC’s UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. It helps others in Need.

One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC One and BBC Two from 7:30 pm until 2:30 am. “Pudsey Bear” is BBC Children in Need’s mascot, whilst Sir Terry Wogan was its long-standing host for 35 years. A prominent annual event in British television, Children in Need is one of three high profile British telethons. It is the only charity belonging to the BBC, the other telethons being Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, both supporting Comic Relief.

Following the temporary closure of Television Centre, the telethon broadcasts take place at the BBC Elstree Centre. In 1980, the first Children in Need telethon was broadcast. It was a series of short segments linking the evening’s programming instead of the usual continuity. It was devoted to raising money exclusively destined for charities working with children in the United Kingdom. The new format, presented by Terry Wogan, Sue Lawley and Esther Rantzen, saw a dramatic increase in public donations: £1 million was raised that year. The format was developed throughout the 1980s to the point where the telethon segments grew longer and the regular programming diminished, eventually being dropped altogether from 1984 in favour of a single continuous programme. Learn more about BBC Children in Need.

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