Nottingham City Council is delighted to announce that this year’s BBC Children in Need regional event will take place at Nottingham Tennis Centre on November 15 from 6pm to 9.30pm
The public will have the chance to visit the centre and join in at the event. There will be lots happening - including seeing the BBC team give live updates on East Midlands Today, and the opportunity to meet Pudsey!
The free event will also feature lots of family-friendly activities, from sports like cardio and wheelchair tennis to children’s craft activity sessions. There will be a photography exhibition, as well as live music.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Be a hero for Children in Need’, so we’re encouraging people to come along dressed up in superhero fancy dress, although this is optional.
Fundraisers and fundraising groups will also be there on the night to present their donation cheques.
BBC East Midlands Today presenter Anne Davies will be hosting the event and broadcasting live from the Tennis Centre throughout the evening from 6.30pm.
Anne said: “I am delighted that Nottingham Tennis Centre is hosting our event this year. It will be a fantastic evening of fund-raising. BBC Children in Need is a charity close to my heart – I’ve seen first hand what a difference the money makes to disadvantaged children and young people when I’ve visited projects right across the region. The money changes lives and every year I am always so impressed by the amount everyone raises here in the East Midlands. Roll on Friday, November 15th.”
There are 52 Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City projects funded by Children in Need receiving a total of £2m. Last year BBC Children in Need raised £26,757,446 on the night thanks to the generosity of supporters.
Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dave Trimble, said :“Nottingham City Council is absolutely delighted that this year’s BBC Children in Need event in the East Midlands will be hosted at Nottingham Tennis Centre.
“The funds raised by BBC Children in Need make such a huge difference to projects in our local communities such as Bulwell Community Toy Library; Nottingham Play Forum, Parents’ Association for Seriously Ill Children, Sneinton Play Centre, The Ear Foundation and Cerebral Palsy Sport.
“We’re sure that the team at Nottingham Tennis Centre along with the BBC East Midlands Today team will help to make this event a resounding success.”
Nottingham City Council are encouraging local residents and families to come along to this fun activity-packed free event, and help us to raise lots of money for this worthwhile cause.
The Tennis Centre is one of Nottingham City Council’s eight leisure centres in Nottingham, and features a state of the art fitness suite, thirty nine tennis courts, health suite and sauna. Nottingham Tennis Centre is located on University Boulevard.
People travelling to the Nottingham Tennis Centre for the Children in Need event are advised to allow extra time for their journeys as works are currently taking place on University Boulevard so Nottingham’s tram service can be extended to Beeston and Chilwell.
Due to the works, vehicle access into the Tennis Centre is only available for traffic heading out of the city by turning left from University Boulevard. Nottingham bound traffic on University Boulevard will therefore have to travel to the Dunkirk Island to turn around for access to the Tennis Centre.
The nearest bus stops for the Tennis Centre on University Boulevard will be (for buses from the city) outside Beeston Hockey Club, which is next door to the Tennis Centre, and for buses from the Beeston area will be next to Highfields Park.
Greg Rusedski had a chance to meet Pudesy and Anne Davies during his visit to the Tennis Centre last week.
For more information, visit our website at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/childreninneed or contact
Karen Winchester, Producer BBC Children in Need – East Midlands – email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org – tel 0115 955 0500