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Children in Need: Be a Hero

Children in Need- Be a Hero. Image via BBC Media.

Children in Need- Be a Hero. Image via BBC Media.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal night, falls on Friday the 13th of November this year. The charity helps children all over the UK, supporting those in need of food, clean clothes, medical help and much more.

This year it’s time for everyone to get together and raise even more than last years record breaking sum of £32.6 million.

This years fundraising theme sums up the appeal perfectly and asks individuals to be a hero! A hero is someone who is admired for their bravery, achievements or noble qualities and it doesn’t take a lot for you to become a hero for the thousands of children in need of your donations. To become a hero for Children in Need all you need to do is get involved anyway you can to help donate and raise awareness for the charity, this could be a fancy dress party, a bake sale event or even purchasing any of the Children in Need Pudsey products.

For 2015, the Pudsey t-shirts have been designed by Giles deacon and feature two exclusive Pudsey prints including a gold Pudsey bear. T-shirts retail at £12 with at least £7 goes to Children in Need. T-shirts can be bought direct from the Children in Need online shop or House of Fraser.

Children in Need Pudsey T-shirt. Image via BBC Media

Children in Need Pudsey T-shirt. Image via BBC Media

If you want to go the extra mile and dress up this year, take advantage of the theme and dress up as your childhood hero. There are many ways you can raise money by dressing up and here are some ideas:

  • Collect donations to dress up at your school, workplace or event.
  • Have a fancy dress competition where you donate to enter or donate to vote.
  • Host a fancy dress party and sell tickets in advance for entrance to the party.
  • Hold a raffle at your event and ask colleagues, friends or local businesses to donate prizes.

We have created a Pinterest board to inspire your hero costume choices. From 00’s pop stars, to classic Marvel heroes and famous Disney characters; there are plenty of ideas to help you choose a winning outfit.

Follow Raffle Tickets 4U’s board Children in Need 2015 on Pinterest.

We’d love to see your Children in Need Fundraising event images and your fancy dress costumes, so send us in photographs on Twitter: @Raffletickets4u or post on our Facebook wall and you could feature on our blog!

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