So why should you support Children in Need this year? Well, Children in Need provide grants to various worthy causes and projects throughout the UK, which focus on both children and young people who are disadvantaged. They help support organisations large and small that grant the ability for children to have life choices they may not otherwise have.
The great thing about Children in Need's cause is that all funds raised and donated goes towards helping disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. So, you can be rest assured that your hard earned money will be invested in the youth, right here.
You can get the official 2012 fundraising pack from the BBC website. Take a look if you would like to take part.
Children in Need Fancy Dress
So what to dress up in for Children in Need 2012? There's plenty of Children in Need fancy dress ideas and we've had a bit of a think to attempt to alleviate the pressure of making a choice for you. A few of the most popular themes currently include the official Brainiac fancy dress range, which includes costumes for both men and women that are ideal to wear if you wish to do some experiments to raise money. We recommend the shaving of a colleagues facial hair, eating challenges and physical challenges to be the order of the day here.
The ever popular selection of Harry Potter costumes that we proudly carry are a great option as there are costume choices for the entire family. Everyone can get involved. Perhaps a fancy dress party at your home whereby everyone makes a small donation to attend is the way to go?
Another choice that will offer an array of options is that of Wizard of Oz costumes. Again, there are costume choices that can be worn to mark and raise funds for Children in Need 2012. Perhaps you could gather a few colleagues at work and put on a scene from the musical and ask those that take a gander to donate.
When is Children in Need?
The Children in Need 2012 appeal will take place on Friday November 16th and will again be hosted by Sir Terry Wogan, who has presented the charitable telethon ever since the inception back in 1980. He'll have a plethora of co-hosts, no doubt from the ever-annoying Radio 1 circus that they'll trot out. However, it is a good cause, so I guess we'll tolerate Fearne Cotton on this occasion.
Fundraising Children in Need Costumes
To be an effective fundraiser in a lavish costume, you'll need to consider what will make you stand out. This is a simple quandary to answer. Think of the oversized mascot costumes that plod about, they will be your best to gather attention in a public place. If this is indeed what you have in mind be sure to check out our parrot mascot, our cow mascot and also our reindeer mascot. Each is a deluxe outfit that will be as big and as bold as you could possibly desire and, at the price point for each will likely be cheaper that you would expect for a mascot outfit.
If you find the example above still outside your price range we can also offer some cheaper variations of the extraordinary mascot costumes. For example, the bath duck costume, is crafted from a plush polyester and looks far more expensive than it actually costs. We find this to be more than a suitable mascot alternative. Another is the ostrich rider costume, a popular choice for Christmas fancy dress, this hilarious dress-up idea may be reminiscent of David Brent's bird costume from The Office. Remember that? You will be guaranteed a mass of double takes, smiles, compliments and laughs galore. We promise you. Finally, you should take a moment to visit our cheap fancy dress costumes category. There you will find heavily discounted outfits and accessories that will be perfect for Children in Need costumes and worn in fundraising initiatives.
We hope that you have a safe, charitable and fun Children in Need 2012. Please take a moment to donate on the night if you can. It is such a worthy cause. If a colleague is doing something crazy, look past how stupid it is or how stupid they look, just remember that the goal is to raise money for those less fortunate right here in the UK.
Children in Need 2011 on November 18th raised over £26 million pounds. This year, the goal should be to best it. Do what you can. If you have found our Children in Need fancy dress ideas post interesting or you may have friends that would enjoy reading it, please do take a moment to share or tweet!