ParentPay are proud to reveal that thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts by schools and generous donations from parents, over half a million pounds has been raised for worthy causes across the UK through our partnership with BBC Children in Need for their 2022 Appeal Day.
To support this year’s charity effort, we offered schools the chance to make fundraising easy by creating a free Donations Page through our secure school payment platform. Almost 2,000 schools took us up on the offer, and an incredible £579,221 has now been raised through the Donations Pages as a result.
Our partnership with BBC Children in Need began in 2019, with the aim of providing a secure system for schools to digitally manage large volumes of donations, eliminating the need for cash. This partnership supports the fundraising efforts of thousands of schools and families across the UK, ensuring we raise as much money as possible for children and young people around the country.
Lewis Alcraft, Chief Executive at ParentPay, said: “It is always an honour to support BBC Children in Need, and we are delighted to have helped schools to raise such an outstanding amount in support of the important work they do. Our ongoing partnership is an opportunity that is close to the hearts of everyone at ParentPay. As always, our thanks goes to all the teachers, pupils, parents, and school leadership teams who made the fundraising possible, and of course to everyone who generously donated.”
This year’s BBC Children in Need appeal raised a grand total of £35,273,167, which has been pledged to causes across the country including those supporting children, young people and families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and the feelings of anxiety, fear and hopelessness children are experiencing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools around the country took part in fundraising activities leading up to and on BBC Children in Need Appeal Day on 18th November. This year, the ‘Throw a ‘SPOTacular’ BBC Children in Need Day’ campaign encouraged teachers and pupils to celebrate by showing up to school looking spotty, playing spot-inspired games, and eating spotty cakes. The much-anticipated Appeal Show featured performances from Lewis Capaldi and Diversity, as well as the reveal of the new Doctor Who companion, and this year’s Junior Eurovision competition broadcast live from Armenia.
Claire Hoyle, Commercial Director at BBC Children in Need commented: “A big thank you to everyone who donated via ParentPay and helped to raise funds for BBC Children in Need’s 2022 Appeal. Your continued generosity means we can help make a difference to the lives of children and young people all over the UK when they need us most.
ParentPay provides a secure donation platform for schools and parents to ensure funds come to BBC Children in Need with ease and assurance. Thank you so much to ParentPay for your ongoing support to help children and young people be the best they can be.”
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