The campaign helps thousands of children each year
Hundreds of organisations are using grant money from Children in Need to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
Despite the economic conditions, the 2009 Appeal raised a record breaking £39m which has helped more than 700 projects across the UK.
In Leeds more than £930,000 has been awarded to 17 projects in local grants.
This year's Children In Need night takes place on Friday 19 November 2010.
For more information on how to be a part of
Children In Need 2010
visit the official website.
What is Alex doing now for Children in Need?
BBC Radio Leeds
All CIN week on BBC Radio Leeds we'll be pushing Alex Belfield to his limits in a series of secret challenges. Each day he'll be taking on a gruelling task which will be revealed every morning at 10:30am on his programme.
Some of the organisations in Leeds helped by CIN funding include:
St Gemma's Hospice - funding provides bereavement support for children whose parent or carer is receiving end of life care at St Gemma's hospice.
Genesis Leeds - money goes towards the provision of specialist support for young people who are homeless and are at a high risk of violence, drug abuse or sexual exploitation.
Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People - funding supports a youth work programme and activities for deaf and blind young people living in Leeds.
What you're doing
Children In Need relies on all the great work done by YOU, the public, who go to great lengths to raise funds in a fun and entertaining manner.
to let us know what you'll be doing to raise money for the myriad of good causes supported by Children In Need.