British public raise incredible £35,000,000 for Children In Need

Children In Need donators raised an incredible amount of money for charity(Picture: BBC)

There was a whopping £35 million pounds raised for worthy causes over the course of this year’s .

The annual campaign, was held on Friday night and did not disappoint.

With music from , stories of incredible children bravely fighting through difficult times, and of the new companion, Children in Need 2022 .

This year’s campaign is  to help tackle the effects of the  crisis on children and young people, with all donations raised critical to help those in need.

However the hosts of the show repeatedly acknowledged that the British public as a whole are feeling the pressure from soaring energy bills and the cost of living, appealing for them to give as little or as much as they were able.

Despite the pressure on the entire country, the public managed to raise an incredible £35, 273,167 in honour of the event.

The breathtaking figure comes after last year’s show, which saw viewers dig deep and donate over £39million.

Midway through the show, Eurovision icon Sam Ryder revealed £15,424,340 had been raised so far, to rapturous applause from the audience.

He thanked the public for their ‘generosity’ despite the current financial situation.

Eurovision icon Sam Ryder appeared midway through the show to announce more than £15 million had bee raised so far (Picture: Getty Images)

One of the biggest moments from Children in Need 2022 saw the new Doctor Who companion revealed as Coronation Street actress Millie Gibson.

Millie, best-known for playing Keely in the ITV soap, will star opposite Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa, who takes over as the Doctor in 2023.

The 18-year-old, who recently won the award for best young performer at the British Soap Awards, said she is ‘beyond honoured to be cast as the Doctor’s companion.’

‘It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have travelled in before me.

‘And what better way to do that than being by the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa’s side, I just can’t wait to get started.’

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