10 things you didn't know about Children in Need

June 12th, 2017

Written by Katy Winship

The first ever Children In Need fundraising event was held on Christmas day 1927- a five minute radio broadcast that raised just �1,100- in today�s terms however that�s over 60 grand.

The first televised appeal was the 1955 Children's Hour Christmas Appeal, presented by Sooty and Harry Corbett.

Since it was launched Children in Need has raised over �600 million for good causes.

The first televised Children in Need appeal show aired in 1980 and raised around a million pounds.

The first celebrity calendar by Terry Wogan�s fan club or �TOGs� (that�s Terry�s Old Geezers or Gals) raised just over �23,000.

Every little really does help! Just �5 can buy cot bedding for very young children affected by poverty, homelessness, family breakdown, or domestic abuse.

Did you know you can find out where your money goes to in the UK? Find out what is being done by Children in Need in your area here

The charity helps many different types of children in need; they range from children who are perhaps experiencing financial hardship, mental health problems to those that have special needs and illness.

Your order with ACS is already making a difference as 10p out of every order is donated to Children in Need.

ACS Business Supplies is a charity partner of Children in Need. We are raising money for Children in Need and have many different events coming up in order to fundraise. Keep your eyes peeled for ways to take part and donate or speak with your account manager.