Children in Need 2023

Friday 17th November 2023 hosts the 2023 BBC Children in Need Day, and this year’s theme is “The Great SPOTacular Appeal Night”!

What Children in Need means to NIDAS

As a charity, we rely on the support and generosity from a variety of funders. We are extremely fortunate to have received Children in Need (CIN) funding and have done for a number of years. CIN funding is extremely important to us, not just because of the funding provided, but because as a charity they are very much in line with the values of NIDAS CIN take a creative approach when supporting small charities and they give us the opportunity to be imaginative in our approach to ensure we provide the support children and young people need.

The funding that we receive enables us to support children and young people in a way that is creative, person-centred, and empowering.

Our Children’s Outreach support focuses on helping children to:

  • Build their understanding of healthy relationships and personal safety
  • Explore and identify emotions
  • Develop healthy coping strategies
  • Grow in confidence and self-esteem

How can I support Children in Need?

The Great SPOTacular Appeal Night focuses on how everyone can get involved, from raising awareness to fundraising.

1.Twinkl (official education partner of BBC Children in Need) has some fantastic resources, planning materials and fundraising ideas available on their website that are free-to-use!

Link to Twinkl (BBC Children in Need)

2.Follow in the footsteps of your favourite celebrity by recreating nostalgic childhood school photos and uploading them to social media.

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, England Lionesses Chloe Kelly, Demi Stokes, Leah Williamson OBE and Presenter and YouTube sensation, Harry Pinero have all recreated their own childhood photos to encourage teachers and children across the UK to raise money for the charity this year.

– Chloe Kelly (England Lioness)

Find what makes you SPOTacular (and be sponsored for it!)

Whether you’re a keen runner or an adrenaline seeker, there will be something special about you that makes you SPOTacular. Take what you love and turn it into an opportunity to raise funds for Children in Need. If you are active or looking for a challenge, you can sign up to do “Pudsey Bearpees” with Joe Wicks.

Pudsey Bearpees Challenge – BBC Children in Need

Don’t forget to let us know if you are doing anything SPOTacular, we’d love to see some photos and hear your stories.

What has NIDAS CEO been up to?

NIDAS’s CEO, Sarah Dagley, has been doing her bit to raise money for Children in Need. Sarah recently ran in the Brewers 10K race in Burton on Trent.

– Sarah Brickwood and Sarah Dagley, NIDAS CEO