Lloyds Bank and BBC Children in Need announce the return of school fundraising campaign ‘The Big Spotacular’
- Last year, local schools including Eastern High School, St Brides Major Church, Cwmlai Primary School, Cyfarthfa High School, Tonyrefail School, Victoria Primary School and Woodlands Montessori Nursery raised a huge £136,590 for BBC Children in Need
- Since 2015, over 324 schools in Cardiff have raised money for the charity year on year
Lloyds Bank is calling on schools across Cardiff to join the 2017 BBC Children in Need schools fundraising campaign ‘The Big Spotacular’ and help once again raise a record breaking total for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Last year’s campaign saw local schools including Eastern High School, St Brides Major Church, Cwmlai Primary School, Cyfarthfa High School, Tonyrefail School, Victoria Primary School and Woodlands Montessori Nursery fundraise £136,590 in support of the charity. In the run up to this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Night on 17 November, schools across Cardiff are being asked to go Spotacular once again.
To get started, schools and nurseries are invited to register for the 2017 Big Spotacular fundraising kits which are full of tips, tools and treats to inspire young fundraisers across all age ranges:
- Nurseries and pre-schools across the UK are being encouraged to put on a Pudsey Picnic party – add spots to their bakes, dress-ups or picnics in the run up to BBC Children in Need Appeal Week
- Primary schools across the country are being encouraged to ‘Make it Spotty’, but go spotty and sing, bake or get creative for BBC Children in Need
- Secondary schools are being encouraged to start planning their Spotacular fundraising and sponsored challenges
Schools that register before 15th September via bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools will not only receive a free fundraising kit, but they will also be in with a chance of winning an exclusive prize. Nurseries could win an ultimate Pudsey Picnic Hamper, primary schools have the chance to win a school visit from Pudsey Bear, the charity’s mascot, and ten lucky secondary schools will win the chance to learn how to broadcast their fundraising news direct from their classrooms with a BBC Children in Need media workshop.
Tanya Rabin, BBC Children in Need Partnership Lead at Lloyds Banking Group said: “We are thrilled at how much local schools in Cardiff have raised for BBC Children in Need through the Big Lloyds Bank Spotacular and we hope their success so far will encourage other local schools to join in with The Big Spotacular. The partnership has played an important part of the Group’s Helping Britain Prosper Plan, helping tackle disadvantage and improving young people’s lives for the better.”
Commenting on the partnership, Jonathan Rigby, Commercial Director of BBC Children in Need, said: “This year we’re urging all the nurseries and schools in Cardiff and across the rest of the UK to join The Big Spotacular and go spotty to help raise money for BBC Children in Need.
“The money raised really will make a huge difference to children and young people up and down the UK who are facing disadvantage. So, whether it’s hosting a spotty picnic or taking part in a sponsored footy match, get your hands on a fundraising pack and get involved!”
Those interested in more information about the Big Spotacular fundraising campaign or registering for a The Big Spotacular Fundraising Kit can visit bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools.