There are many great charitable causes in the UK, with Children In Need being one that really energises the staff and Directors of our business, and that of many of our clients whom we work with to collect glass waste, food waste, recycling and general waste, in and around Greater Manchester, Preston, Blackpool and the wider North West.
The BBC’s first ever broadcast appeal for children, was a five-minute radio broadcast on Christmas Day in 1927. The response was phenomenal and it raised £1,143 18s 3d which was split between 4 prominent children’s charities.
The first televised appeal was the 1955 ‘Children’s Hour Christmas Appeal’, presented by Sooty and Harry Corbett. The Christmas Day Appeals continued on TV and radio right up until 1979, raising a total of £625,836. In 1980 the appeal was broadcast on BBC One in a new telethon format, hosted by Terry with Sue Lawley and Esther Rantzen. Since 1927 the cause has raised £740 million, not including this year’s total that exceeded £37 million.
Fresh Start staff were very proud to be able to donate £300 to the charity, and look forward to next year and once again joining in the fun and frolics, by introducing a new spin on waste collections in Manchester.
If you have yet to donate, it’s not to late… Please click here and you’ll be redirected to the donation page on the BBC website.