Children In Need raises record sum

Sir Terry Wogan with Children In Need mascot Pudsey bear

Sir Terry Wogan with Children In Need mascot Pudsey bear

First published in National Entertainment News © by

Children In Need raised a new record sum of almost £50 million last year, the BBC has announced.

Viewers saw £31.1 million roll in on the night when the live television spectacular - hosted as ever by Sir Terry Wogan - was staged in November.

But new figures have shown that the cash continued to flow in to bring the grand total for the 2013 appeal to £49.6 million.

Since its launch in 1980, the annual appeal has raised a combined sum of £740 million helping projects for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

Sir Terry, who is also life president of the charity, said: "Each year we're amazed by the generosity of the Great British public, it's just brilliant. 2013 was far from an easy year, but thanks to their on-going support we've been fortunate enough to have another record-breaking total."

The next BBC Children in Need telethon will be staged on November 14.

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