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Published 13/11/2015

Star turns: Super Mario (aka Barra Best), Audrey Hepburn (aka Jo Scott) and Pudsey launch this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal
Star turns: Super Mario (aka Barra Best), Audrey Hepburn (aka Jo Scott) and Pudsey launch this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal

BBC Children in Need is currently funding 67 projects across Belfast to the value of over £2,500,000.

  • Today's 2015 Appeal will see people across the UK dressing up as their childhood hero to help make a difference to young lives
  • Presenters Barra Best and Jo Scott will be co-hosting this year's programme from the BBC's Blackstaff studios in Belfast from 7.30pm, while in London, Sir Terry Wogan and Tess Daly host the biggest names in music, comedy and entertainment, coming together to help raise money for the UK's most disadvantaged children
  • One of the highlights of the night will see 175 children from Northern Ireland joining more than 2,000 others from across the UK to form a choir taking part in a nationwide live performance of The Climb
  • Viewers across Northern Ireland will hear stories from local children and young people who have been supported by the Children in Need charity, and will see the fun and unusual ways in which people have been raising money to make a difference this year
  • Tomorrow, Barra, Jo and Pudsey will be back for Children in Need: The Best Bits - a one-hour special on BBC One Northern Ireland, from 4.30pm, giving viewers the chance to relive the highlights from Friday night
  • Meanwhile, tomorrow's programme will take an extended look back at how 175 pupils from across Northern Ireland who took part in the nationwide performance of The Climb, prepared for their TV appearance and will feature performances from Dublin boyband HomeTown and Shane Filan
  • BBC Children in Need spends the money raised by the Appeal to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, in Northern Ireland and all across the UK. BBC Children in Need currently funds 197 projects to the value of over £8m, in every county across Northern Ireland
  • The official fundraising pack is available for download from To date, a total of over £790m has been raised for children and young people across the UK

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