Children in Need already setting records
Record amounts of money are already being raised as this year’s Children in Need activities get underway, it has been revealed.
A range of celebrities have agreed to get involved in the name of a good cause and businessman Martin Ainscough has already agreed to pay £250,000 to have singers Katie Melua and Aled Jones perform at an event to be staged by the Prince’s Trust. The figure represents a record bid for Children in Need and Mr Ainscough, who made his money through a successful crane-hire business, is hoping the Melua and Jones will help raise a further £250,000 when they perform in Manchester.
It was on Terry Wogan’s BBC Radio Two Breakfast Show that the unprecedented bid was made and the veteran broadcaster is quoted as saying: “It was the most amazing, the most wonderful day I’ve ever had on radio.” Children in Need’s official appeal night will be tomorrow (November 15th) and the events, which will include performances from the Spice Girls, Sugababes and Kylie Minogue, are to be broadcast on the BBC.