This year Children in Need is encouraging you to dress up as your childhood hero in order to raise money for disadvantaged young people in the UK. To launch this year’s campaign, Children in Need have enlisted the help of their celeb friends by getting them to dress up as their childhood heroes!
Featuring presenters include: Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Nick Grimshaw, Dermot O’Leary and Rochelle Humes. All of these celebrities have chosen to dress up as various types of heroes, including a cowboy, Olivia Newton John, Liam Gallagher, an explorer and Wonder Woman!
As Children in Need’s most well known ambassador, Sir Terry Wogan said “I’ve had great fun dressing up as Gene Autry, the singing cowboy and my childhood hero. Please do your bit for BBC Children in Need this year; cast your mind back and dig out your childhood hero for a sponsored dress-up. Every penny of your support will go to make a real difference.”
Tess Daly also highlighted the importance of supporting Children in Need, saying that “you’ll be helping benefit the lives of some of the most disadvantaged young people, right here in the UK. So dust off your fancy-dress gear, and let’s make this happen!”
Other stars have tweeted their support for Children in Need, including Sophie Ellis Bextor, Marvin Humes and One Direction.
There are various ways that you can get involved and help! Fundraising packs are available to download from the Children in Need website now.
Also make a note in your diary, as this year’s appeal show will be live on BBC 1 on Friday the 13th of November!