Rotary Children in Need 2019/20
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Welcome to the February 2020 update regarding the Rotary partnership with BBC Children in Need.  If you would like to see anything in these updates, please let me know and I'll add it next time.

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Total... so far...

I am very excited to announce that the total raised by Rotary clubs for BBC Children in Need from 1st July 2019 to date is...
I just want to thank everyone involved in every club and in every activity for your outstanding efforts which have achieved a record total this year - Thank you!

If you haven't done so already, please pay in the money to the bank details below.

This figure is over £20,000 up on last year and there are still clubs to report their final totals, so please don't publish this figure until all the totals are in.

I will be sending merchandise order forms to individual clubs as soon as I receive them from CiN.  Please keep a lookout for it in your inbox!

Make sure you put the date that you would like to receive the merchandise - bear in mind some clubs are visiting schools in October to avoid the Poppy Appeal and maximise engagement with parents.
Pudsey Tour of BBC

You may recall I sent out an invitation from BBC for Rotarians to have a special tour of their offices in Birmingham, Salford and Newcastle.

Here's a photo from one of the visits!  John Sayer and Sue Pomeroy (5th and 4th from right) represented Rotary.

I have been invited to the CiN partner day in May.  If anyone would like to join me, please get in touch.

The day is a fantastic opportunity to hear from some of the projects that benefit from CiN funding and meet other partners to share ideas.  
Tracking Historic Donations

I am collating all the donations Rotary has made over the years to CiN.

It is Children in Need's 40th anniversary this year, and I would like to demonstrate how much money Rotary has raised over that period.

Please send me your totals for each year going back as far as you can!

Trowbridge Wessex Mead

Trowbridge Wessex Mead Rotary organised a fantastic glitzy dinner dance and raised £1857.91!

Map of Clubs

I am adding clubs that raise money for CiN to an interactive map, which I hope will help target areas where we could do more and also celebrate areas where there is a lot going on!

The map is a living record (not finished) so if your club isn't on it, don't worry, it will be!

Paying In Money to Children in Need

Please use the following bank account when paying in your Children in Need funds and email me with your total and a scan/photo of the paying-in slip.  This is a BBC Children in Need controlled and managed bank account set up especially for Rotary.

Sort Code: 40-11-60
Account Number: 30438812
Account Name: Children in Need
Bank: HSBC
Please use your Club name as the reference when paying in.

I need to receive a photo or scan of the paying-in slip from each deposit.
Your total will not be added to this newsletter or the website until I receive it.

Here is an example of the paying-in slip for HSBC which must be used:


Any clubs organising activities near Swindon or Belfast?

I have had direct contact from two very keen volunteers who would like to take part in any fundraising activities being held by Rotary in the Belfast or Swindon area.

If you know of anything they can get involved with, please let me know ASAP.


District Coordinators

I am looking for one person from each District to take on local coordination of BBC Children in Need activities for 2020-21.

You will get a dedicated email address to use and full support from me at National level.

I hope this will help clubs get involved as they will have someone local to talk to who knows the area.

Initially, I will make this a 3 year appointment so no-one feels they are locked in forever, and also gives others who would like to get more involved the opportunity to do more.

Please email me if you would like to know more about being the District coordinator for your district.

Thank you to those who have taken this on for the first time this year, it makes a huge difference and will help us raise the bar each year!

District 1090 - Annie Roy-Barker -
District 1100 - Neil Albinson -
District 1130 - Christine Wong -
District 1150 - Kirsty Willing -
District 1190 - Jacqui Taylor -
District 1210 - John Sayer -
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Any other questions please email me and I will get back to you 

Thanks for reading

Paul Fisher
Rotary BBC Children in Need co-ordinator 2014-21
075000 10668
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