Over the last few months, HSBC UK colleagues have been taking part in fundraising activities, with more planned in the run up to the BBC Children in Need’s Appeal Night on 13 November 2020. Activities included:
Stuart Haire, HSBC UK’s Head of Wealth and Personal Banking, said: “I am extremely proud of my colleagues up and down the country. They have literally gone the extra mile and scaled mountains – while others have found creative ways to fundraise virtually, including team quizzes and producing a cook book - all to help a cause that is close to their hearts.
“We have a long history of supporting BBC Children in Need and we’re incredibly proud to play our part to make a positive difference and help children and young people facing disadvantage.”
Funds raised for BBC Children in Need will help to support local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
Stuart continued: “We look forward to getting together virtually on Friday 13 November, to enjoy an evening of incredible hope, bravery - and to celebrate the kindness we’re witnessing all around us during these unprecedented times.”
Claire Hoyle, BBC Children in Need’s Head of Commercial, said: “We are proud to be partnering with HSBC UK customers and staff to help raise money to support children and young people across the UK facing disadvantage. In these difficult times, we’re incredibly grateful for the funds raised by our partners that go on to make such a difference to young lives.”
The partnership marks HSBC UK’s ‘Together, we can build the new different’ promise, to work together with people and organisations to get through these uncertain times together.
BBC Children in Need will be broadcast on BBC One, Friday 13 November, at 7pm. Those interested in finding out more can visit bbc.co.uk/Pudsey
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About BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.
BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 3,900 local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
Following The Big Night In appeal in April, BBC Children in Need launched a number of dedicated Covid-19 response programmes to support local charities and projects across the UK who are providing essential help to children and young people during the current crisis. To date, the charity has awarded £19.6 million in funding to specifically help organisations in communities across the UK provide essential support to children and young people facing disadvantage during the pandemic.