BBC Children in Need raises £18.3 million on the night

first_imgOnline fundraising options included online sponsorship, where supporters could create their own fundraising page. This service was provided by Artez.BBC presenter, Nicky Campbell interviewed BT’s Pete Coles, who commented: “At peak times, the BT network was handling 65 calls every second! We’ve had more than 3,000 volunteers in more than over 50 call centres across the UK manning the phone lines.”The seven-hour event was co-hosted by Terry Wogan, Natasha Kaplinsky and Fearne Cotton, and it linked BBC centres around the country. During the event millionaire businessman Sir Tom Hunter pledged to give £1 million through his Hunter Foundation, provided that viewers matched his bid within the hour.It is likely that the final total will pass the previous record of £33 million for Children in Need.The charity says that “every single penny of your donation goes to an organisation that helps children – all the charity’s overheads are paid for through the interest earned on the money raised.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 November 2006 | News BBC Children in Need raises £18.3 million on the night  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 27th BBC Children in Need telethon has raised £18.3 million, with the final total expected to increase substantially over the next few months as the public send in funds that they have raised at events across the UK. Of this, £6.7 million was donated online.BT handled 224,000 calls from viewers across the country during the telethon, with over 50 call centres in operation, as well as handling online donationsThe largest of the telethon’s call centres was hosted on the 34th floor of BT Tower in London. Advertisementlast_img read more