BBC Children in Need has created ‘The Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year Award 2016’ to recognise an outstanding individual or group for their fundraising for the charity.
Named in honour of the charity’s late Life President, the award will go to the person or group who have shown “creativity, fun, determination and inspired others whilst raising money for the charity”. The award was launched on The One Show yesterday.
Since 1980 individuals, groups and organisations have helped raise over £840 million for BBC Children in Need to help disadvantaged children and young people. At the launch of the award Sir Terry was said to have been “immensely proud of the charity’s fundraisers” for this achievement.
The charity is currently supporting 2,400 projects across the UK.
BBC Children in Need’s Chair, Stevie Spring, said:
“I can see no better way of keeping Sir Terry’s legacy alive. He was very proud of our amazing fundraisers and all that they did to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK, no matter how big or small. He inspired, entertained and galvanised our supporters and we know that, through this award, that sentiment will live on.”
How to apply
BBC Children in Need is inviting the public to nominate either themselves or someone they know who is deserving of this award.
The winner, or group of winners, will be invited to London to receive The Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year 2016 trophy live on stage at the BBC One Appeal Show, Friday 18th November.
Entry forms can be available from BBC Children in Need and at local Post Office branches. Entries and nominations must be submitted by 19 October 2016.
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