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Children in Need appeal
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Friday 19 November is the date of this year's Children in Need appeal

BBC Scotland is set to bring another extravaganza to your screens for Children in Need.

The charity raises money for good causes across the country with donations being distributed to local organisations and community groups.

Hosted by John Barrowman and Jackie Bird, this year's event takes place on 19 November.

In Scotland, you can be in the audience for Children in Need Rocks Scotland at the SECC, Glasgow.

Good causes

The cast of musical We Will Rock You will be taking part in Children in Need Rocks Scotland.

Tickets for the event in the SECC are free. To apply for a ticket, go to bbc.co.uk/tickets

Host of the evening John Barrowman said: "Working on Children in Need is always a highlight of my year.

"The cause is such a worthy one, and unfortunately right now the number of children in need in the UK is growing. I'm really looking forward to doing what I can to raise spirits and lots of cash."

Line-up

The line-up includes headline acts and well-known faces from entertainment, music and sport.

See dance acts Punjabi No 1 and The Box, hear music from Pearl and the Puppets, Clanadonia and The Gospel Truth Choir and see comedians Fred MacAulay, Daniel Sloss, Mark Nelson, Craig Hill, Des Clarke, Janey Godley and Nina Conti take to the stage.

Presenter Jackie Bird said: "Children in Need does such good work for young people the length and breadth of Scotland that it is vital we raise as much money as we can.

"The show is always exciting, but this year we're really pushing the boat out for our fundraisers and viewers. I hope that in return people will give what they can. It's all hugely appreciated."

TV and radio

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Over 36 million was raised in 2009

Watch the main Children in Need programme on 19 November with highlights of Children in Need Rocks Scotland from the SECC on BBC One Scotland, Sky channel 971 and the BBC HD Channel.

A highlights show on BBC One Scotland on Sunday, 21 November, will give viewers the best of the evening's action.

BBC Radio Scotland will have Pudsey-themed programmes throughout the day beginning with Call Kaye at 1000 and culminating in a four-hour Children in Need programme presented by Bryan Burnett and Edith Bowman at 1810 .

Bryan Burnett said: "This time around we are putting music at the very heart of what we will be doing on the night. With a great line up of big names, and BBC Radio Scotland's exclusive access to the entire show, it promises to be a memorable night.

"I'm excited to be teaming up with Edith Bowman so we can bring you all of the excitement of this great night of entertainment."

Listen to Radio Scotland on 92-95 FM, 810 MW, online and on digital.

Get involved

"Show your spots, let's raise lots" is the slogan for this year's appeal.

Apply now for your fundraising pack through the Children in Need website or by calling 0345 607 3333.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557).

In 2009 over £39 million was raised, £1.6 million of which was raised in Scotland.





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