Laura Whitmore, Katie Piper and Joe Wicks are among the famous faces backing the BBC Children In Need’s 2022 fundraising launch.
His Spotacular campaign this year is raising funds to help address the effects the cost of living crisis is having on children and young adults.
To kickstart the fundraising, a film voiced by rapper Lady Lehurr is set to highlight the issues children in the UK are facing and how the public can help those in need. best.
Also among the celebrities calling for public support for the campaign are reality TV star Dani Dyer, podcast host Giovanna Fletcher, RuPaul’s Drag Race Blu Hydrangea winner and boxer Olympic brother Nicola Adams.
Host and social media star Tilly Ramsay, broadcaster Anita Rani, YouTuber Lewys Ball, blogger Louise Pentland and Dr Julie Smith also came together to help launch the campaign.
Last week, comedian Jason Manford announced he would be joining the lineup to present Children In Need alongside Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott.
Reflecting on the Spotacular launch, former Love Island host Whitmore said: “Children, young people and families across the UK are facing a multitude of challenges including poverty, mental health problems, illness, isolation, loneliness and social injustice.
“With your support, the British public can donate to help with BBC Children In Need projects to bring the right support and guidance to children and young people in need of our support. us right now.
“I want the whole country to be Spotacular for BBC Children In Need and do what they can to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people.”
Fletcher, who has three children with McFly singer Tom Fletcher, added: “BBC Children In Need is an annual event at my house where my whole family bakes and raises funds to support children and those in need. Children need it most.
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“BBC Children In Need can truly change the lives of young people by providing significant funds for community projects that support children and the physical and mental health of young people.
“I am delighted to support the 2022 Call and I can’t wait to see the whole country get Spotacular, raise funds and enjoy a great night of TV.”
As part of the campaign, fitness expert Wicks, called The Body Coach, will be encouraging people in communities across the UK to join their local parkrun event and walk the route. with family and friends to enhance their physical and mental health.
The Walk with Joe event will take place over the first two weekends of November and walkers will also be asked to contribute what they can to the calling.
Wicks will also walk a 30-mile super-marathon on November 18 for the campaign, which starts at MediaCityUK and aims to finish in 10 hours to the BBC Children’s In Need Great Spotacular Appeal Show.
Along the way, he will be joined by special guests including charity fundraisers and other celebrity friends.
Other fundraising activities include inviting friends, family or colleagues to test their soccer skills with a penalty kick or aa walk-athon, swim or hula-athon.
The money raised will help provide essentials for children and needy families as well as support organizations that provide food banks and community kitchens.
Children In Need for The Great Spotacular will air on 18 November from 7pm on BBC One and iPlayer.
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