£17m raised for Children in Need

SUFFOLK played its part to help the nation raise more than £17million for this year's Children in Need.Last night's 25th anniversary telethon, hosted again by Terry Wogan and Gaby Roslin, added to the £350 million raised over the years, according to the BBC.

SUFFOLK played its part to help the nation raise more than £17million for this year's Children in Need.

Last night's 25th anniversary telethon, hosted again by Terry Wogan and Gaby Roslin, added to the £350 million raised over the years, according to the BBC.

Last year's appeal show raised £15.5 million on the night and was watched by 20 million people.

Throughout the night staff at call centres, including the biggest one in the country at Axa in Ipswich, were deluged with donations.

This year's total is £1.8m higher than last year's, which broke all previous records at the time.

BT handled 362,000 calls from viewers across the country during the seven-hour telethon.

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Sally Deighan, the charity's chief executive, said: "It is hard to believe that we have topped last year's total. Every single penny will go to help children throughout the UK."

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