Children from Swindon Hospital Nursery went Spotacular for BBC Children in Need on Thursday 15 September, taking part in a new initiative to raise funding for projects across the UK.
Lloyds Bank and BBC Children in Need’s exciting new schools fundraising campaign, The Big Spotacular, is encouraging children and teachers to dress up in spots, sell spotty cakes and goods, and take part in spotty themed challenges, to raise more money than ever before for children who need it most.
To launch Swindon Hospital Nursery’s fundraising plans, children turned their nursery spotty. The nursery also plans to hold a range of other fundraising activities ahead of Appeal Night.
Tracy Rundle, Nursery Manager from The Co-operative Childcare said: “We had great fun today turning Swindon Hospital Nursery spotty! The children are very excited about The Big Lloyds Bank Spotacular and developing spotty fundraising ideas for BBC Children in Need.”
Lloyds Bank is encouraging schools to join the fun by claiming their free Spotacular kit, containing fundraising ideas, resources, and other spotty delights. Pudsey Bear will also be travelling the length of the country as part of the Spotacular Pudsey UK Roadshow, to celebrate with some of the schools participating in the campaign.
Stuart Beaver, Director, Partnership & Community Programmes at Lloyds Banking Group said: “Our partnership with BBC Children in Need continues to produce fantastic results, in particular with the brilliant fundraising happening in schools across the country. The partnership continues to form an important part of the Group’s Helping Britain Prosper Plan, with education one of the key pillars in helping to address some of the big issues facing the people, businesses and communities of Britain today.
“Handing the fundraising planning over to the children was a great success last year, and I cannot wait to see how Spotacular their fundraising activity is this year.”
To find out more about The Big Spotacular and request a free fundraising kit please visit: www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools