Greggs helps BBC Children in Need Raise Annual Total of £49.1 Million
Last year alone, the Charity had an impact on 480,000 young lifes
BBC Children in Need recently announced the final total for its latest Appeal, raising a phenomenal £49.1 million. Every single penny raised will go towards projects helping disadvantaged children and young people here in the UK.
Greggs is very proud to have played its part, raising £865,000 in 2014 and a staggering total of £6.2million for BBC Children in Need, since becoming one of its partners in 2007. With the support of the Great British public, we’ve helped change countless lives through our unique fundraising activities, boundless enthusiasm for the cause and of course, our Pudsey and Blush cakes. Roger Whiteside, Chief Executive Officer at Greggs, said: “Every year, we all get fully behind the BBC Children in Need campaign. Together with our customers who have kindly donated through the purchase of our products, we help to raise vital funds to support the Charity and all of the work it does to help disadvantaged young people throughout the UK. The Charity is one that is very close to our hearts, providing vital support and care for young people within our local communities and we look forward to supporting BBC Children in Need again this year.” Speaking of the total Sir Terry Wogan, Life President of BBC Children in Need said: “It’s been another fantastic year, with another fantastic total. On behalf of everyone at the Charity and the projects we support, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you. Your generosity makes it all possible.”
Chief Executive for BBC Children in Need, David Ramsden, added: “Once again the Great British public have done themselves proud. This is a tremendous result and will allow us to continue our vital work to help benefit disadvantaged young lives. Last year alone we helped change the lives of some 480,000 children and young people, and couldn’t have done so without your support.”
For more information on the BBC Children in Need, visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.