Published on November 17th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Pudsey’s Round Pound Countdown
BBC Children in Need takes place today with array of fund raising activities. You may be at work or school in your pyjamas or holding a bake off to raise money for this worthwhile cause.
This year, there is also another way you can help. It is month since the old round pound ceased to be legal tender. However, BBC Children in Need, the Royal Mint and HM Treasury have come together for Pudsey’s Round Pound Countdown. The campaign was launched on 20th September and ends today, 17th November 2017.
How to Take Part in Pudsey’s Round Pound Countdown
It is estimated that one in three of us still have some round pounds in our possession. Therefore, BBC Children in Need urges us all to empty our piggy banks, look under the sofa and our coat pockets to see if we still have some old £1 coins that we can no longer use in the shops.
If you have round pounds to donate, you can still go to one of thousand drop off points throughout the country today. Several high street retailers are taking part including Boots and Greggs. In addition, over 3,000 post offices are also collecting the round pounds for donation. Simply let the cashier know that you want to donate your round pounds to Children in Need. You can do the same at your bank or building society.
Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/Pudsey
BBC Children in Need’s Vision
It is BBC Children in Need’s vision that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.
Currently, BBC Children in Need supports over 2,400 projects in communities across the UK. Grants are provided to projects that focus on disadvantaged children and young people. The grant programmes are open to applications all year round. Small grants are awarded four times a year and main grants three times a year.
Since 1980 over £800 million has been raised. You can find out more on the grant programmes and how to apply here.