Children In Need is back this year and even bigger, with more excitement, courage and entertainment packed into one night Children in Needthan ever before! There will even be a space themed surprise!

What To expect?

This year’s Children In Need show will fall on one of the most unlucky days of the year, Friday 13th November, but fear not, there will be an imperial army on hand to defend us! This year the BBC has teamed up with Lucasfilm and Disney for a one off, extra special surprise! That’s right; there will be a Star Wars sketch! C-3PO, R2-D2 and everyone’s favourite Ewok, Warwick Davis will join forces to find a worthy human to trigger the totaliser for the night.

Sir Terry Wogan will be joined by a whole host of famous faces for this year’s appeal including Fearne Cotton and Nick Grimshaw. There will be comedy sketches from the one and only Harry Hill and more musical magic than you can shake a stick at! Ellie Goulding, Rod Stewart and Selena Gomez are just a few of the huge names performing on the night. There will even be a quick trip to the Queen Vic to see Shane Richie play host to a band with a very special lead vocalist!

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There are many ways you can get involved with Children In Need and it’s not just limited to donating on the night. Fundraising is a huge part of what it’s all about. Schools, businesses and individuals across the nation will be banding together to raise money in every which way you can imagine for this fantastic cause. Hold a bake sale, a raffle or an auction to make every penny count.

The money you raise goes to helping children and young people right here in the UK. Giving disabled and disadvantaged children the help they need and the chance to lead a full and happy life is one of the greatest causes and with your help Children In Need is making that a reality. To find out how they are helping the children in your area follow the link here.

Fancy dress always plays a huge part in Children In Need shenanigans so why not pop into your local Hollywood branch and pick up something funny to help you raise money. Whether you’re splashing out on a mascot to draw a crowd or filing up a fancy dress box for a photo booth, we’re sure to have just what you need! Don’t forget our branch in Castle Lane West, Bournemouth have a hire department where you can rent amazing costumes for the day or even the week! If you're struggling to choose a theme why not take some inspiration from the Children In Need Website!