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David Ramsden

Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need

David Ramsden joined BBC Children in Need in 2000 and became Chief Executive in 2006. Over the last seven years he has led the Charity through the most successful period in its history – raising over £276.5 million and taking the overall total raised to over £690 million.

BBC Children in Need Announces Record-Breaking Total for 2015

I am delighted to be announcing our record breaking total of £55million, which is £6million higher than last year! This has only happened due to the dedication and energy of all of those who fundraise and support us every year to help transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right across the UK.
06/07/2016 17:17 BST

BBC Children in Need 2015

Every year we launch a campaign designed to galvanise fundraisers all across the UK, and last year you did us proud by helping raise a staggering £49.1million. Looking forward, I'm proud to launch our 2015 Appeal supported by a range of familiar faces; though look twice as they might not be who you expect.
11/09/2015 08:07 BST

Talking About Bereavement

The loss of a parent, sister or brother is a devastating event in any child's life. The impact of bereavement can have consequences that last a lifetime, which is why it is vital that the young people affected get the right support at the right time.
20/05/2015 21:25 BST

BBC Children in Need Raises £49.6million!

Today is an important day for BBC Children in Need as we announce the final total for our Appeal 2013. Since our big night in November our fundraisers and partners have continued to support us by sending in the money they raised...
04/07/2014 13:24 BST

Where Your Money Goes...

Shay's story is just one of many helped by your support, and we're constantly working to help more children and young people across the UK. We are currently providing grants to over 2,700 projects and your donations go towards supporting children and young people facing a wide range of disadvantages...
21/10/2013 17:19 BST

The Bear Is Back!

Last week marked the official launch of BBC Children in Need's Appeal and the Charity is getting geared up for another fantastic year. The launch featured Sir Terry Wogan, Matt Baker, Gary Barlow, Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J who have given their time and talent to kick-start our campaign and inspire thousands of people to get involved. Being part of Appeal every autumn is an amazing experience as people come together to have fun with the simple aim of giving children across the UK a better childhood. The need for our funding is real and urgent, importantly our ability to make a difference is all down to the incredible generosity, imagination and commitment of our supporters.
12/09/2013 17:17 BST