Swansea University to host BBC Children in Need Appeal Show

Welsh tenor and broadcaster, Wynne Evans, will host a night of Welsh entertainment and fundraising at Swansea University’s Great Hall as part of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Show broadcast on Friday 18 November.

Wynne EvansWynne will begin the day presenting a special fundraising show from 9am – 1pm on BBC Radio Wales before hosting the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show live broadcast from Wales, which will be broadcast across the UK on BBC One from 7pm.

The live broadcast from Swansea will feature live performances by Wynne Evans, Baby Queens, Tenors of Rock, and Jodi Bird.

To date, the Great British public has raised £848 million for BBC Children in Need. Last year’s Appeal raised a record-breaking £55 million, the highest amount of money raised by the Charity in its history.

Each year, money raised goes to help children and young people in communities across Wales who are affected by a range of disadvantages including homelessness, neglect, deprivation, illness and bereavement. In Swansea, BBC Children in Need currently funds 19 projects to the value of £1.2million.

‌Following the live Appeal Show, BBC One Wales will broadcast Pudsey’s Big Welsh Party on Saturday 19 November, a highlights programme which will include the best bits from the Appeal night, and events from Swansea University and around Wales, also presented by Wynne Evans.

Professor Iwan Davies, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University, said: “Swansea University is delighted to be hosting the BBC Wales live Children in Need broadcast in the Sir Stanley Clarke auditorium of our iconic Great Hall. BBC Children in Need is a wonderful charity, raising millions each year for very worthy causes, and we are proud to be a part of it. I am sure many of our staff and students will be supporting Children in Need with their own fundraising efforts this year.”

Children in Need Jemma Wray, National Head for Wales, BBC Children in Need, said: “We are delighted to be in Swansea for this year’s Appeal Show. BBC Children in Need supports a range of projects in the Swansea area that are helping to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. We are always overjoyed by the support we receive from the Welsh public and hope this year is no different! This year’s Appeal night is set to be bigger and better than ever and hope everyone across the country will join us by tuning in and getting involved in any way they can.”

Tickets are free, and are available from the Taliesin Arts Centre.