WANTED! Voices across England to singalong with McFly for BBC Children In Need
Local BBC Radio stations and McFly call for Covid-safe bubbles to join in The Big Bubble Singalong for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal
BBC Local Radio is teaming up with chart-toppers McFly to create a special version of their hit Happiness. All 39 stations across England are calling up on audiences to take part in the epic live singalong to help raise funds for BBC Children in Need.
Whether you’re in a bubble at work or school or home with loved ones, or even on your own, anyone can join in for this big moment of happiness.
To take part in The Big Bubble Singalong tune into your local BBC radio station at 10am on Monday 9th November. Then – along with everyone else in your Covid-19 safe bubble – sing along with the radio to McFly’s song ‘Happiness’.
Film your bubble singing then upload clips to the BBC Make A Difference website for the chance to be featured on telly as part of a video montage with McFly on Friday 13th November.
People can donate to BBC Children In Need on the same website and it’s an opportunity to raise funds for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.
Regional BBC TV News programmes and local radio stations will also share the uploaded clips on their social media platforms. Listeners can also get involved on social media by sharing their clips using #bigbubble.
Ahead of The Big Bubble Singalong, McFly said: “We’re all so excited to be taking part in The Big Bubble Singalong, ‘Happiness’ is a great uplifting song, which we hope will inspire and provide comfort to people during this difficult time. BBC Children in Need is a fantastic charity and we can’t wait to see the country singalong together to support vulnerable children and young people”.
Chris Burns, Head of BBC Local Radio, England said: “Nothing unites us like music and McFly’s Happiness is such a fantastic uplifting track. I can’t wait to hear and see everyone joining in from their bubbles. Let’s help raise lots of funds for BBC Children in Need.”
Tommy Nagra, Director of Content at BBC Children in Need, said: “It’s tremendous to have the collective spirit of BBC local radio come together for BBC Children in Need at such an important time. We hope that local audiences across the country will get involved to put the fun into fundraising from the safety of their bubbles whilst raising money for the many thousands of children and young people we support.“
BBC Children in Need’s official 2020 fundraising pack is also available to download now from bbcchildreninneed.co.uk and is bursting with ideas to get fundraising ahead of the charity’s 40th Anniversary Appeal show on Friday 13 November. To date, the Great British public has raised over £1 billion for children and young people across the UK and the charity is calling on people to once again show their support to help make a difference.
Across England, BBC Children in Need currently funds 3,056 projects to the value of £155,235,601.