Pudsey choir to perform

The Blackpool Music Service Youth Choir which took part in 2012's Children In Need
The Blackpool Music Service Youth Choir which took part in 2012's Children In Need

More than 300 children will gather and sing in Blackpool as part of this year’s Children in Need fund-raising activities.

The nationwide BBC event, on Friday, November 13, will see Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Fearne Cotton, Rochelle Humes and Nick Grimshaw host the TV extravaganza.

This is set to be an amazing night of entertainment that will make a real difference

They will be joined by 1,000 school children from across the UK for a beautiful live performance.

This will be the fifth year that the Children’s Choir perform on BBC Children in Need and is highly regarded as one of the stand out moments of the show. More than 1,000 children across six different locations will come together to sing ‘The Climb’ by Miley Cyrus.

One of those locations is Blackpool Tower where more than 300 children from 14 schools in the north west will perform in the choir.

Each school has already started rehearsals and have even taking part in workshops with the choirmaster from Chant Productions, all ready for their live performance on the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show.

BBC Children in Need currently funds 48 projects across Lancashire with funding of nearly £3m – and eight of those projects are in Blackpool.

Supporting the Charity this year would help fund more projects just like Fylde Sharks Disability Swimming Club which runs one-to-one swimming sessions for children and young people with disabilities. The sessions help to develop social skills, improve confidence and reduce social isolation by bringing disabled young people and their families together in the community.

Sir Terry Wogan, BBC Children in Need Life President, said: “It was my privilege to present the very first BBC Children in Need in 1980 and it remains a privilege and a pleasure to reflect the extraordinary generosity of the British public. For that’s what BBC Children in Need has truly become: the People’s Charity. Their pounds, shillings and pence, given so generously, have amounted to an extraordinary total so far of £790m! You can imagine the difference that has made to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”

David Ramsden, BBC Children in Need chief executive, added: “This is set to be an amazing night of entertainment that will make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”

BBC Children in Need will return to screens on Friday November 13 on BBC One See www.bbc.co.uk/Pudsey