BBC East Midlands Today will be broadcasting live from Bondholder QUAD on Friday 16th November as part of BBC Children in Need Day. The BBC East Midlands Today team with presenter Anne Davies will be live from QUAD on BBC One from 6:30pm and throughout the evening during the BBC Children in Need 2018 Appeal Show.
QUAD in Derby has been chosen to host the event to showcase the work of Q Club. Funded by BBC Children in Need, Q Club is QUAD’s after-school club for children and young people aged five to eighteen years. Q Club provides creative activities for children who are on the autistic spectrum, children with additional support needs, communication difficulties, socially excluded, have disabilities, are young carers or bereaved children. The project makes a huge difference to the lives of children and young people who attend the sessions.
BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,700 projects across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma. In the last year alone, BBC Children in Need has been able to make a real difference to 582,000 young lives in communities the length and breadth of the UK. The 2017 BBC Children in Need appeal raised £60.7 million. The charity said that the incredible total would not have been possible without the public once again coming together to help raise money to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
BBC East Midlands Today presenter Anne Davies said: “I am delighted to be coming to QUAD in Derby this year for our Children in Need outside broadcast. Children in Need is a charity close my heart as I know the difference the charity makes to children and young people across our region.”
“I am really looking to meeting all the children and young people from Q Club at the event and hearing about all the exciting projects they are been working on.
"We raised a record amount in the East Midlands last year and this year I hope we can raise even more”
The BBC Children in Need Outside Broadcast is a closed event with invited guests, QUAD will be closed to the general public throughout the evening of Friday 16th November from 5:00pm.