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The Best Bits: Northern Ireland

Jo Scott and Barra Best introduce highlights from this year's fundraising extravaganza. Including a look at how donations help children in Northern Ireland.


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It's cold outside, but here's something that will cheer you up.

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A warm front is moving in - a Pudsey warm front -

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and a look back to a November night

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and a Children In Need fundraising extravaganza.

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# Everybody

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# Move your feet and feel united

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# Oh, oh-oh

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# Ooh-ooh

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# Everybody

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# Move your feet and feel united

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# Oh, oh-oh

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# Yeah

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# We're going downtown... #

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Hello from Titanic Belfast

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and welcome to Children In Need 2016 - The Best Bits.

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We have got magic, we have got music and we have all the buzz from

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Belfast and beyond.

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We've got plenty of fun.

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But, more importantly, we've got you, the fundraisers.

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SCREEN THUDS

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SKITTLES CLICK

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SKITTLES CLICK

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CHEERING

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Welcome to the Big Belfast Children In Need Quiz.

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Thanks very much for coming...

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Singer, TV presenter, movie star, Emmy award winner -

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all-round good guy.

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Eamonn McCrystal is originally from Cookstown in County Tyrone

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but he now lives in LA.

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He's made the journey across the Atlantic to perform for us tonight

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on Children In Need.

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And, boy, are we glad! And you will be too.

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Here he is performing, When We Were Young.

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# Everybody loves the things you do

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# From the way you talk

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# To the way you move

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# Everybody here is watching you

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# Cos you feel like home

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# You're like a dream come true

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# But if by chance you're here alone

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# Can I have a moment

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# Before I go?

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# Because I've been by myself all night long

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# Hoping you were someone

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# I used to know

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# You look like a movie

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# You sound like a song

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# My God, this reminds me

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# Of when we were young

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# Let me photograph you in this light

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# In case it is the last time

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# That we might be exactly like we were

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# Before we realised

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# We were sad of getting old

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# It made us restless

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# It was just like a movie

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# It was just like a song

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# I was so scared to face my fears

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# Cos nobody told me

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# That you'd be here

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# And I swear that you'd moved overseas

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# Cos that's what you said

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# When you left me

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# You still look like a movie

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# You still sound like a song

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# My God, this reminds me

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# Of when we were young

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# Let me photograph you in this light

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# In case it is the last time

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# That we might be exactly like we were

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# Before we realised

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# We were sad of getting old

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# It made us restless

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# It was just like a movie

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# It was just like a song

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# When we were young

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# When we were young

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# When we were young

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# When we were young

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# It's hard to win me back

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# Everything just takes me back

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# To when you were there

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# To when you were there

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# And a part of me keeps holding on

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# Just in case I was wrong

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# I still care

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# Do you still care?

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# It was just like a movie

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# It was just like a song

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# My God, this reminds me

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# Of when we were young

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# When we were young

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# When we were young

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# When we were young

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# Oh, let me photograph you in this light

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# In case it is the last time

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# That we might be exactly like we were

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# Before we realised

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# We were sad of getting old

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# It made us restless

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# Oh, I'm so mad I'm getting old

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# It makes me reckless

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# It was just like a movie

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# It was just like a song

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# When we were young. #

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Thank you, Eamonn.

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The Digital Makers In The Community project aims to develop

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and encourage skills in film-making, animation and music.

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It's organised by the Nerve Centre in Derry,

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a well-known creative hub.

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The scheme focuses on young people in rural areas of the north-west,

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including Strabane, Limavady and Castlederg,

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places young people may not have as much access to technology

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or opportunities as those in the city.

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Oh!

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Think about your story.

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I heard some of you talking about the story so that was really good.

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Thanks to funding from Children In Need,

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the Nerve Centre is delivering an exciting programme of digital skills

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to some of the most disadvantaged areas in Northern Ireland.

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The team from the Nerve Centre bring their technical expertise out

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into the community.

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Today it's film-making.

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First up, an introduction to animation.

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The project currently working in Castlederg is

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a mini programme of bite-size activities for the junior age group,

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giving them an intro into film-making, gaming,

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digital fabrication

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and music.

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INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS

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It gives them a taste of each.

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They can really spark off that interest and passion.

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For our budding film-makers, it's a lot of fun.

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We are making a short movie. We have wee characters.

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We put them in and tech capture and they become part of the movie.

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You have to take piles of wee photos.

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PARP!

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Who did that?

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Oh, sorry, it was me!

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Maybe in a couple of years I can be a director.

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I'd be an actress.

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In the Nerve Centre's headquarters in Derry, another group make

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a spooky movie.

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An old-fashioned technique given a modern twist.

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We're using characters and backdrops cut out of card.

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The kids go behind the screen and they come up with

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a story and they make those characters move.

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It's like a shadow puppet theatre.

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Whoo! Pretty scary stuff. But it still needs a little something.

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Dracula!

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After they edit the footage together,

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we have to add some sounds in.

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Frankenstein.

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DISTORTED: Frankenstein.

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So they create sound effects using chains,

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packets of crisps, things like that.

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They bring it into their movie.

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Digital programmes like this, I think, are essential.

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These technologies really empower the children,

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being able to create their own digital outputs

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but also gaining new skills.

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The skills we hope to bring out, really focus around creativity...

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..innovation, self-awareness and self belief.

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And really just a confidence in themselves.

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And it's a chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the

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magic of movie-making.

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It's something I really enjoy doing,

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getting out into communities and seeing the difference these

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programmes make with the young kids.

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It really makes my job enjoyable.

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I would love to be able to expand it and deliver it further afield,

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providing more opportunities for young people.

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Great stuff.

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All you budding young film-makers out there, and indeed all

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our young viewers, settle back, get a load of this,

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it's Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander,

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with a very spellbinding tale.

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ANIMALS SQUEAK

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Cut! Break, Eddie.

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BELL RINGS

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Please get behind this year's Children In Need. Come on.

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What are you waiting for?

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-I love Children In Need.

-Everybody gets involved.

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I'm going to speak to Pudsey.

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I'm going to call the BBC.

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Is there a runner about?

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You wanted me, Mr Redmayne?

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No. Sorry, I didn't mean to bother a Paralympian hero.

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I was just looking for my phone.

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Ah, I'm on it.

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There you are.

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Thanks.

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KEYPAD BEEPS

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DIALLING TONE

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Hello. BBC switchboard.

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Hi there. It's Eddie Redmayne here.

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SHE SIGHS

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SHE MOUTHS

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I'm just trying to get through to Pudsey Bear, please.

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Any idea how we use this thing?

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'When we went for the interview for this job,'

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after we lost our last one, you said you knew how this all worked.

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I lied.

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Try this.

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SWITCHBOARD BUZZES

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PHONE RINGS

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Shove off! I'm having a massage.

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Er...

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Did I tell you to stop?

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Sorry, Bruno. A bit more lavender oil?

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Oh, yes, thank you.

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Tea, Mr Redmayne?

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Oh, hi, Mary - yes, thank you. That would be lovely, thanks.

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Pudsey, Pudsey... Let's try this one.

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What do you mean, let's TRY this one? Couldn't we...

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PHONE RINGS

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Good evening. Nonnatus House. Sister Juliet speaking.

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Um, I'm guessing that you're not, um, Pudsey.

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-Who's Pudsey?

-He's a big yellow bear.

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Must have a fever, he's hallucinating, poor thing.

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No, I'm absolutely fine.

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Good day.

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PHONE RINGS

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-Hello?

-Is Pudsey there?

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Pudsey? Pudsey...?

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Pudsey! Ah, yes. Green fellow,

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five tentacles, constantly screaming.

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No, that's not him.

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Semi-invisible, beard, squirts ink out of his belly button?

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-No, he's a large...

-Shh-shh.

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Let me guess, let me guess, let me guess.

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Gelatinous! Large hat, loves custard.

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Er...no.

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Yellow, furry, spotty eye patch?

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Yes! Yes, that's him - have you seen him?

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Destroyed three galaxies with his mega-sonic death ray!

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Right. Then...no. That's not him.

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Well, I don't know who you're talking about.

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Thank you very much for your call. Have a good life.

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LINE GOES DEAD

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What a strange man.

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How on earth did we manage to patch him through to

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-a trans-dimensional vessel such as the TARDIS?

-What?

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Might be because I spilt my banana milkshake on the console.

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-That will do it.

-Oh, God.

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Orange and raspberry Victoria sponge sandwich cake.

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Wowzer, Mary, thank you. Yes, please. That looks delicious.

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Sorry, I didn't have it that time, but I think I've got it...

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now.

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The dispute over pay conditions has been formally settled...

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PHONE RINGS

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-Hello?

-Hello, sorry, I'm...

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-You'll have to be quick, I'm reading the news.

-Oh, right, no, sorry...

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I'm just... I can't seem...

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We can't seem to find Pudsey Bear, have you seen him, by any chance?

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What? I think you've got the wrong number.

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-Oh.

-LINE GOES DEAD

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Breaking news. Pudsey Bear has gone missing.

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Sorry, Eddie! Our mistake!

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Coffee and walnut cake, Mr Redmayne.

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Um, OK, thank you, Mary - that's, er...

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I think that's great, but that's quite enough cake, thank you.

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I'll just pop it down here, should you want it.

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PHONE RINGS

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-Simon Cowell.

-'Simon, Simon.'

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Hi, there - it's Eddie Redmayne here.

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-Hello, Eddie.

-I'm looking for Pudsey Bear - is he there, by any chance?

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I like you, but I'm afraid it's a big fat no from me.

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I wasn't actually asking whether

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-it was a yes or a...

-LINE GOES DEAD

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Get off. Get off.

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-Hello.

-Hello...

-Come on, make it quick, I'm busy.

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I'm just trying to speak to Pudsey.

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Well, it's obvious what's happened here.

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You've clearly been put through to me

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-by the twit twins at the BBC switchboard.

-Obviously.

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You've made fundamental errors and shown a total

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lack of leadership and for that reason, you're fired.

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-I'm fired?

-(Fired!)

-You're fired, all right?

-I'm fired?!

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-Not again!

-Were you talking to me?

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Was he talking about us, or Eddie?

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-(I don't know.)

-Was he talking to me?

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Eddie, hello. We're struggling to put you through, but I'm going to put you on hold.

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No, no, no. Don't put me on hold, please don't put me...

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MUSIC: 7 Days by Craig David

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# We were making love by Wednesday

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# And on Thursday and Friday and Saturday

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# Chilled on Sunday, breakfast out on Monday... #

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God, I wish these guys would hurry up, man. # Tuesday... #

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They're not picking up, I think we'll have to try another one.

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MUSIC: Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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PHONE RINGS

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Hello? You've reached Major Tim Peake. In space. Over.

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Tim Peake?

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Yep. Over.

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Listen, I thought you were back on Earth, now?

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Actually, I'm at home.

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It's just... I really miss space.

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Oh.

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Well, don't let me disturb you.

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-And I was saying...

-PHONE RINGS

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Hello, you're through to national treasure Graham Norton.

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Graham, hi, there. Eddie Redmayne here.

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Oh! Eddie!

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The Redmayne, Red-mundo, Ready Eddie, Eddie Rec!

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Ready Steady Eddie, ready... Yeah, I'm sort of done now. Thank you.

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Good. Sorry, Graham, I didn't actually mean to call you,

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Mel and Sue keep putting me through to the wrong people, but...

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-Oh, I can help you with that.

-Really? How?

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Wah!

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-Has that helped?

-Enormously. Thank you.

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Up you get, old girl.

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Madeira cake with candied citrus peel.

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No more cakes. I'm full.

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I don't want anything more to eat,

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-this table is full anyhow, thank you.

-I understand,

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no more cakes after this one.

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Thank you.

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Things are really hotting up in the Premier League. Today,

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we bring you Watford versus...

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-PHONE RINGS

-That's my phone. Chuck it here.

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'Ave it!

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-What did you do that for?

-Force of habit, Gary.

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-Sorry, Eddie. Technical difficulties.

-Yes.

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Technically, we have no idea what we're doing.

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Oh, you can say that again.

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-This one?

-Get off MY leads. MY leads!

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MY leads.

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PHONE RINGS

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-Hello?

-'I'm so sorry,'

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I'm just trying to get hold of Pudsey Bear.

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Oh, and you're saying that Jamie Dornan is some kind of superfan

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who has his room covered in Pudsey teddies and Pudsey posters

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and a shrine to Pudsey?

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I'm really not saying that, I was...

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Well, you know, you're wrong, OK? Bye.

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# I put a spell on you... #

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There's only two sockets left.

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Well, there's a very high chance this next one is going to be Pudsey.

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As it's Children In Need today,

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we are taking requests all day long.

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We have our first caller - what is your name and where are you from?

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My name is Eddie and I'm from London.

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-Eddie, what song can we play for you today?

-Sorry?

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Sorry, by Justin Bieber. Perfect choice, Eddie.

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Here it is on Radio 1 - enjoy!

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No, no, no...

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Jaffa Cake.

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Right, no - absolutely not. I do not want any more cakes.

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It's more of a biscuit.

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I'm done, thank you very much.

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Of course, Eddie.

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Sorry. I won't interrupt you again.

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(Come on, help me.)

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Mary thought you might like a slice of Battenberg cake.

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-(Just leave it there.)

-I'll just leave it here.

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Er, sorry, Eddie. I think we've got it.

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PHONE RINGS

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Hello, Britney Spears speaking.

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Britney, er... Hi, Britney.

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Is Pudsey with you, by any chance?

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-Who's Pudsey?

-Oh, he's a...bear.

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How did you get my number?

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No, I didn't actually get your number, I was, um...

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Then how are you speaking to me?

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Oh, right, no, I get it. I see.

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Basically, it's Mel and Sue's fault.

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What's a melon su?

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I get that... Er...

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They are...

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# Don't you know that you're toxic? #

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Eddie? This is definitely Pudsey.

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LINE GOES DEAD

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KNOCKING AND GROWLING

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There you are!

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I love Children In Need because of Pudsey Bear.

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Children In Need means to me helping children with less opportunities than I have.

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I love Children In Need because we get to participate

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and do lots of exciting things.

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Sometimes charity isn't just about donating money,

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it's about helping and getting involved and doing things

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that you've never done before, just to help others.

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Being part of Children In Need makes me feel proud that I get to make a difference for someone else's life.

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Thank you so much for your generosity and here are some

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of the ways you've been raising our much-needed donations.

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NOTES PLAY

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THEY CHEER

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Yeah!

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Thank you so much.

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Big smile!

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Thank you!

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Thank you so much, thank you.

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Well, one of the biggest fundraising events is of course the

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Children In Need Choir

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and last night, 1,500 children from England,

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Scotland and Wales sang out across the land.

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We were of course well represented,

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so let's meet our choirs.

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-This is Ballymoney...

-In County Antrim.

-Welcome to Dalriada School.

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ALL: Welcome to Carrickfergus Grammar School!

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We are St Patrick's Primary School in Drumgreenagh!

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Welcome to Our Lady and St Patrick's College, Knock.

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# Some times in our lives

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# We all have pain

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# We all have sorrow... #

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St Patrick's may be a small school,

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but they have big voices and are worthy winners of Radio Ulster's

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Junior School Choir Of The Year 2016.

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# Lean on me

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# When you're not strong

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# I'll be your friend

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# I'll help you carry on... #

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I like the song because it's about people saying I'll be your friend

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and you can lean on me and it's uplifting.

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# Somebody to lean on... #

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And this choir's singing proved to be music to the judges' ears, too.

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Dalriada were awarded Radio Ulster's Senior School Choir title.

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# To lean on... #

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Being part of Children In Need is absolutely amazing.

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It makes you feel so proud that you're doing something you love

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just to help others.

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# To lean on. #

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# Some times in our lives... #

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It's been a few years since Carrickfergus Grammar School

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choir were involved in Children In Need, so a big welcome back to them.

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# But, if we are wise

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# We know that there's

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# Always tomorrow

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# Lean on me when you're not strong

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# I'll be your friend

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# I'll help you carry on... #

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I think a lot of us are really empowered by the song,

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it's a very good song.

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Just the tone of it is very uplifting,

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it's very loud and energetic.

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# Somebody to lean on... #

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The best part of being involved in Children In Need is being able

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to spread happiness and make a difference for children who

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aren't as fortunate as ourselves.

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# To lean on. #

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One, two, three... And...

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-# You just call

-Call on me, brother... #

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-And again.

-And not letting first-time appearance nerves affect

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their singing, Our Lady and St Patrick's College, Knock,

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are in fine voice, too.

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# We all need somebody to lean on

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# I just might have a problem that you'll understand

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# We all need somebody to lean on

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# Lean on me

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# When you're not strong

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# I'll be your friend

0:25:520:25:55

# I'll help you carry on... #

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It's a really nice song and it's got a really nice meaning,

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so I think they'll like hearing it and maybe they'll take it

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and they'll actually know that that's a really nice cause and

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it's a nice song, so I think they'll really like it.

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I think they'll be very shocked that children our age are able to be on

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TV and do it for a good cause,

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so they'd be quite proud that we are doing it for them.

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And we are. Proud of you all!

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# Need somebody to lean on

0:26:280:26:32

-# I just might

-Might have a problem

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# That you'll understand

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# We all need... #

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All that hard work in rehearsal paid off.

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Young people raising their voices

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and the roof with the song Lean On Me -

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it's the BBC Children In Need Choir.

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# Sometimes in our lives

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# We all have pain

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# We all have sorrow

0:27:080:27:12

# But if we are wise

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# We know that there's always tomorrow

0:27:160:27:22

# Lean on me

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# When you're not strong

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# I'll be your friend

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# I'll help you carry on

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# For it won't be long

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# Till I'm going to need

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# Somebody to lean on

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# Just call on me, brother

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# When you need a hand

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# We all need somebody to lean on

0:27:510:27:56

# I just might have a problem

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# That you'll understand

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# We all need somebody to lean on

0:28:020:28:07

# Lean on me

0:28:070:28:09

# When you're not strong

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# I'll be your friend

0:28:120:28:15

# I'll help you carry on

0:28:150:28:19

# For it won't be long

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# Till I'm going to need

0:28:230:28:26

# Somebody to lean on

0:28:260:28:30

# Just call on me, brother

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# When you need a hand

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# We all need somebody to lean on

0:28:350:28:41

# I just might have a problem

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# That you'll understand

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# We all need somebody to lean on

0:28:460:28:53

# Please swallow your pride

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# If I have things you need to borrow

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# For no-one can fill

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# Those of your needs

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# That you won't let show

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# If there is a load

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# You have to bear

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# That you can't carry

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# I'm right up the road

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# I'll share your load

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# If you just call me

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# Call me

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# Call me

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# Call me

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# Call me

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# Call me

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# Call me

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# Call me

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# Call me

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# For it won't be long

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# Till I'm going to need

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# Somebody to lean on

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# Lean on, lean on

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# Lean on, lean on

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# Lean on me

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# Lean on, lean on

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# Lean on me

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# Lean on, lean on

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# Lean on me

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# I'm going to need

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# Somebody to lean on

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# I'm going to need

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# Somebody to lean on

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# We all need. #

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I still can't believe that we are cos you've spent all that time

0:31:240:31:29

watching the TV show on the Friday night, sitting and watching it,

0:31:290:31:33

and then, now, we won't be able to watch it this time cos we're

0:31:330:31:37

on it and it makes me just feel privileged to be given the chance.

0:31:370:31:42

To be given the chance to get involved and have some fun.

0:31:420:31:45

Being part of Children In Need is absolutely amazing.

0:31:460:31:50

It makes you feel so proud that you're doing something you

0:31:500:31:53

love just to help others, and you're enjoying it at the same time,

0:31:530:31:57

so it's absolutely amazing.

0:31:570:32:00

Being part of Children In Need makes me feel very happy because I

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know that I am making children's lives better across the UK.

0:32:030:32:07

Almost 200 projects are supported by BBC Children In Need here

0:32:110:32:15

in Northern Ireland, helping children who are dealing with

0:32:150:32:18

challenges in their lives to have a bit of fun, a good childhood.

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Children who've been bereaved, children who have been abused,

0:32:220:32:25

neglected, or are living in poverty, or children who have disabilities.

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All having a great time thanks to the wonderful fundraising from

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people across Northern Ireland.

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This year, yet again, we are humbled.

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Another record-breaking year.

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Thank you so much, everybody,

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for having fun and giving your money to such a good cause.

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I love Children In Need because you know you're helping lots and

0:32:460:32:50

lots of children that don't have really good chances,

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and also it's just really fun to be involved in.

0:32:540:32:58

It's like you look forward,

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I look forward to Children In Need, I'm like,

0:33:010:33:04

"Oh, it's time for Children In Need," and you see

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-Pudsey headbands and stuff in the shops and you're like, "Oh, it's time."

-Yeah.

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Let's raise lots!

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Ladies and gentlemen, you're very welcome to the Elk, where we're

0:34:110:34:14

Keeping It Country for Children In Need.

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One man who's efforts require a little bit more skill is Paul from

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the Belfast Community Circus School.

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-And, Paul, you've been balancing to raise some money.

-That's right, yes.

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I've been with the Circus School for approximately 30 years now,

0:35:130:35:16

teaching around about 500 young people on a weekly basis how to ride

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unicycles, juggle and stilt walk.

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And what have you been doing to raise money for Children In Need?

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We've been running our weekly classes and some of our young

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people have been bringing in buns and cakes and

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doing sponsored walks and sponsored unicycle rides,

0:35:290:35:32

-just everything that you do to raise money.

-Have you raised much so far?

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We're still counting but it's going to be a substantial amount.

0:35:350:35:38

Tell us about the skills you're teaching kids.

0:35:380:35:40

Well, a range of circus skills. Most of them you'll have seen on TV.

0:35:400:35:42

So, most of them will be in our circus skill building,

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others will be in outreach projects, community centres all across the north of Ireland.

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Acrobatics, unicycling, stilt walking, trapeze, tightrope walking,

0:35:490:35:52

all those skills we're performing in our circus school and teaching.

0:35:520:35:55

-So it literally does affect lots of kids.

-Absolutely.

0:35:550:35:58

There's a huge amount of benefits to learning circus.

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They have a real sense of belonging, being part of our circus family and get an incredible amount of

0:36:000:36:04

social skills, and it's keeping them fit and healthy.

0:36:040:36:07

You know, when people come to this part of the world

0:36:090:36:12

they can't help but be charmed by our warm welcome,

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the beauty of our countryside and, in this case, our generosity.

0:36:140:36:19

Our colleague, BBC Countryfile's John Craven, travelled

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to the north coast recently to take part in a Children In Need ramble.

0:36:220:36:25

A great walk for a great cause.

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Millions of years in the making, shaped by elemental forces.

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Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast is a landscape of rare beauty.

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It's also the destination for my Countryfile Ramble

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-in aid of Children In Need.

-Yeah!

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Let's go!

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Our ramble leads us along the edge of the Antrim Plateau,

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with its unique basalt columns.

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A route of nearly three miles,

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ending at the world-famous Giant's Causeway.

0:37:050:37:08

-You a rambler?

-No, I'm not.

0:37:120:37:14

So you have actually maybe started something for me.

0:37:140:37:17

Many of our ramblers travelled long distances to get here

0:37:190:37:23

and they're raising money to support charities close to their hearts.

0:37:230:37:27

-How's it going, Zara?

-It's not too bad, so it's not.

0:37:310:37:34

-Are you enjoying it?

-I am, yeah. It's lovely here.

0:37:340:37:36

-Because you suffer from quite severe arthritis, don't you?

-Yeah.

0:37:360:37:39

Is this painful for you, doing a walk like this?

0:37:390:37:42

Not at the minute, but it'll probably hit in the morning.

0:37:420:37:44

Keep taking a little break and you should be all right.

0:37:440:37:46

Yeah, I'll be fine.

0:37:460:37:48

Around ten million people in the UK have arthritis

0:37:480:37:52

and 12,000 of them are children.

0:37:520:37:54

It affects all ages and Zara was just 11 years old

0:37:540:37:58

when she was first diagnosed.

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Usually when you first tell people that you have arthritis,

0:38:080:38:10

their immediate response would be, "Oh, my granny has that."

0:38:100:38:14

I was first diagnosed with arthritis when I was 11.

0:38:150:38:19

It's recommended by the physiotherapist that I do

0:38:190:38:21

daily exercises to strengthen my joints and muscles.

0:38:210:38:24

I have arthritis in my two knees and my two wrists,

0:38:260:38:29

and it also affected the growth of my jaw.

0:38:290:38:31

When I start to walk after not walking for a while,

0:38:340:38:37

it feels like I'm walking on pebbles or stones,

0:38:370:38:40

which can make walking a bit more uncomfortable.

0:38:400:38:43

I sort of feel like I'm holding my friends back sometimes

0:38:440:38:47

when we're out, but they're very understanding, so they are.

0:38:470:38:50

But Zara isn't letting arthritis dominate her life.

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She's taking control.

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She's been helped by Arthritis Care,

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a charity part funded by Children In Need,

0:39:040:39:06

that runs events for young people with arthritis

0:39:060:39:09

as well as offering online support.

0:39:090:39:11

Meeting other young people with arthritis was really beneficial

0:39:130:39:16

to me because I didn't really know anyone else who had arthritis.

0:39:160:39:21

We're able to share different coping methods and different

0:39:210:39:24

ways it affects people.

0:39:240:39:26

There is no cure for arthritis, unfortunately,

0:39:260:39:29

so what we're trying to do is help young people feel less

0:39:290:39:33

isolated and hopefully feel more confident about their future.

0:39:330:39:36

We try a bunch of different activities,

0:39:400:39:42

just completely different from what I'd normally do.

0:39:420:39:45

She has just grown and grown as a person.

0:39:450:39:47

You know, I'm delighted to see the young adult

0:39:470:39:50

that she's turned into today.

0:39:500:39:52

With Zara's determination and positive approach,

0:39:540:39:57

it's no wonder she's joined the first-ever

0:39:570:40:00

Children In Need youth panel.

0:40:000:40:02

And some of her friends from it joined us on the ramble.

0:40:020:40:05

Why did you want to be involved in the youth panel, Zara?

0:40:050:40:08

It's such a worthwhile opportunity that came about.

0:40:080:40:10

There's so many different organisations across

0:40:100:40:13

Northern Ireland that don't really get a say.

0:40:130:40:15

Children In Need have been a great help for Arthritis Care and I don't

0:40:150:40:19

know how far along the organisation would have been without it.

0:40:190:40:22

As we descend what's called the Shepherd's Steps to sea level,

0:40:260:40:30

we're tantalisingly close to the main attraction...

0:40:300:40:33

..the awe-inspiring vista of the Giant's Causeway.

0:40:360:40:39

People come here from across the world

0:40:420:40:44

to marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast.

0:40:440:40:47

These towering columns have inspired many legends,

0:40:510:40:54

like the one about a giant striding out across the sea,

0:40:540:40:58

leaving behind one of his huge boots.

0:40:580:41:01

-How many stones are there?

-44,000 columns.

0:41:020:41:04

Wow!

0:41:040:41:05

Area ranger Dr Cliff Henry has the factual story

0:41:050:41:09

about how these unique rock formations came to exist.

0:41:090:41:12

They were formed by volcanic eruption.

0:41:120:41:15

By the laws of physics, under great strain,

0:41:150:41:17

rocks will always form in sort of hexagonal patterns.

0:41:170:41:19

How many people come here to see them?

0:41:190:41:22

It's probably getting towards a million people a year now.

0:41:220:41:25

-Plus our little team, as well.

-Oh, yeah.

0:41:250:41:27

And so our exhilarating walk draws to an end.

0:41:300:41:34

And what finer place to celebrate our efforts

0:41:340:41:36

than here at one of the greatest natural wonders

0:41:360:41:39

of the British Isles.

0:41:390:41:40

Thank you all very much indeed, on behalf of Children In Need,

0:41:430:41:46

for taking part in our Giant's Causeway ramble.

0:41:460:41:49

Well done! Thank you!

0:41:490:41:51

Thank you so much for your generosity.

0:41:580:42:00

And here are some of the ways

0:42:000:42:02

you've been raising our much-needed donations.

0:42:020:42:06

OK, guys, we're going to make some more scones.

0:42:130:42:16

Do your thing!

0:42:300:42:32

Pudsey's here.

0:42:340:42:36

-ALL:

-We love Pudsey!

0:43:080:43:11

-We have some little gingerbread men here.

-Oh, gingerbread man!

0:43:150:43:19

It's all for Children In Need!

0:43:370:43:39

# The grand old Duke of York

0:43:410:43:43

# He had 10,000 men

0:43:430:43:46

# And he marched them up to the top of the hill

0:43:460:43:48

# And he marched them down again

0:43:480:43:50

# And when they were up, they were up

0:43:500:43:52

# And when they were down, they were down

0:43:520:43:55

# And when they were only halfway up

0:43:550:43:57

# They were neither up nor down. #

0:43:570:43:59

Let me see you all take a big bow!

0:43:590:44:01

Pudsey! Pudsey! Pudsey! Pudsey!

0:44:040:44:07

Pudsey! Pudsey! Pudsey! Pudsey!

0:44:070:44:11

Pudsey! Pudsey! Pudsey! Pudsey!

0:44:110:44:13

The best thing about Children In Need is helping people less

0:44:170:44:19

fortunate than us.

0:44:190:44:21

I think the best thing about Children In Need is helping

0:44:210:44:24

all the different children who live in the UK who don't have as

0:44:240:44:27

many opportunities as me.

0:44:270:44:29

Children In Need to me,

0:44:290:44:30

it means helping raise money for children who really need it,

0:44:300:44:34

and it just makes people happy when you're watching it or taking

0:44:340:44:37

part in it. It's just a good bit of fun, so it is.

0:44:370:44:40

Children In Need makes me feel grateful for what I have that

0:44:400:44:44

other children don't.

0:44:440:44:45

Mae Murray's granddaughter has cerebral palsy.

0:44:490:44:53

But Mae, she worked tirelessly to make sure that Talia

0:44:530:44:56

had a fun and positive quality of life.

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When Mae died back in 2012, her daughter Alix, Talia's mother,

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set up the Mae Murray Foundation in her honour

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to make sure that Talia and other children

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experienced fun things in life that many of us take for granted.

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Like a day at the beach.

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# Everywhere we go

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# Everywhere we go

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# People always ask us

0:45:260:45:28

# People always ask us

0:45:280:45:30

# Who we are

0:45:300:45:32

# Who we are

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# And where do we come from?

0:45:340:45:36

# And where do we come from?

0:45:360:45:38

# And we always tell them

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# And we always tell them

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# We're the funky chickens

0:45:420:45:44

# We're the funky chickens

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# And if they can't hear us

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# And if they can't hear us... #

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Today is part of our all-ability short break residential.

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Over two weekends,

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we have 30 young people, most of

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whom have physical disabilities,

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some of them quite complex.

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And many of whom will never have been in outdoor situations

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like here at Benone Beach,

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either at all or maybe since they were quite young.

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In the past, the beach has been very open

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towards people who are able-bodied.

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Even to bring a wheelchair down to the beach with the soft sand

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is a huge difficulty and that would put families off straightaway.

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And now that the beach wheelchairs are a lot more accessible,

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it means you can come down, go for a walk on the beach

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and be part of your family, just like anyone else would be.

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Thanks to BBC Children In Need,

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we were able to purchase a unique piece of equipment.

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It's a first for Northern Ireland. It's a sit-down surfboard.

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It was designed in Wales last year

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and it's not yet commercially available,

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but we've been able to get hold of one.

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So it means people in wheelchairs can access the water,

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access the sea.

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And whilst we've a long way still to go,

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in terms of improving beach access in Northern Ireland,

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this is certainly a positive start.

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We met Talia about a month ago

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and she was quite shy the first day I met her.

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But, like, she's the most brilliant girl I've ever met

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and she's so kind of confident in herself now.

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And she's wanting to go out there, catch bigger waves,

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stay in for longer.

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So you can see a progression,

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even in the short period that we've been working with her.

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In terms of trying to achieve our longer-term vision

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for beach access and participation,

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we would like to see a lot more beach chairs,

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we would like to see more surfboards,

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sit-down surfboards,

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we would like to see walkways onto the beach,

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accessible changing

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and a whole host of extra resources

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and support that people need.

0:47:440:47:47

If Children In Need weren't here,

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we would not have had the money to purchase this board.

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And if we couldn't have purchased this board,

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we would never have been able to access this style of surfing.

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If we can see someone kind of enjoy the ride of a wave,

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and we've provided that, then that's all that really matters.

0:48:050:48:08

Through the funding provided by BBC Children In Need,

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we're not only able to help these young people here today

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and on our other weekend break,

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we're going to be able to help

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people of restricted ability right through.

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And this board will be used for many years to come.

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Thank you, Children In Need!

0:48:250:48:28

Hands up for the beach!

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And as you can see, your money really does make a difference.

0:48:370:48:41

Raising a smile and raising donations.

0:48:410:48:44

And this is how you did it.

0:48:440:48:46

Thank you.

0:48:460:48:47

-ALL:

-We love Children In Need!

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Being part of Children In Need makes me feel amazing.

0:50:230:50:27

Being able to make others happy makes me happy.

0:50:270:50:29

Children In Need means a lot to me because I'm doing

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a good deed for children who aren't as well off as us.

0:50:330:50:36

I love Children In Need because Pudsey comes around and just

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brightens people's days and it makes people feel happy.

0:50:410:50:45

Being part of Children In Need makes

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me feel honoured and happy that I can help others around the UK.

0:50:470:50:50

Now, when Eamonn McCrystal flew in today from America, he wasn't alone.

0:50:540:50:59

Also on that plane was the beautiful and talented Chloe Agnew.

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So here they are together singing We've Got Tonight.

0:51:030:51:05

Chloe Agnew and Eamonn McCrystal.

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Enjoy!

0:51:070:51:09

# I know it's late

0:51:230:51:26

# I know you're weary

0:51:270:51:30

# I know your plans

0:51:310:51:33

# Don't include me

0:51:340:51:36

# Still, here we are

0:51:390:51:41

# Both of us lonely

0:51:430:51:45

# Longing for shelter

0:51:470:51:50

# From all that we see

0:51:500:51:53

# Why should we worry?

0:51:540:51:56

# No-one will care, girl

0:51:580:52:00

# Look at the stars now

0:52:020:52:05

# So far away

0:52:050:52:08

# We've got tonight

0:52:100:52:12

# Who needs tomorrow?

0:52:130:52:16

# We've got tonight, babe

0:52:170:52:21

# Why don't you stay?

0:52:210:52:23

# Deep in my soul

0:52:250:52:28

# I've been so lonely

0:52:280:52:33

# All of my hopes fading away

0:52:330:52:39

# And I've longed for love

0:52:400:52:44

# Oh, like everyone else does

0:52:440:52:48

# I know I'll keep searching after today

0:52:480:52:54

# So there it is, girl

0:52:560:52:59

# We've got it all now

0:53:000:53:02

# And here we are, babe

0:53:040:53:06

# What do you say?

0:53:080:53:10

-TOGETHER:

-# We've got tonight

0:53:110:53:13

# Who needs tomorrow?

0:53:150:53:18

# We've got tonight, babe

0:53:190:53:22

# Why don't you stay?

0:53:230:53:26

# I know it's late

0:53:290:53:30

# And I know you're weary

0:53:300:53:34

# I know your plans don't include me

0:53:360:53:41

# Still, here we are

0:53:410:53:46

-TOGETHER:

-# Both of us lonely

0:53:460:53:49

# Both of us lonely

0:53:510:53:53

# We've got tonight

0:53:580:54:00

# Who needs tomorrow?

0:54:010:54:06

# Let's make it last

0:54:060:54:08

# Let's find a way

0:54:090:54:12

# Turn out the lights

0:54:130:54:16

# Oh, come, take my hand now

0:54:170:54:21

-TOGETHER:

-# We've got tonight, babe

0:54:210:54:24

# Why don't you stay?

0:54:250:54:27

# We've got tonight, babe

0:54:290:54:32

# Why don't you stay? #

0:54:330:54:39

I'd like you to meet a fantastic little girl called Elodie

0:54:500:54:53

and her big brother Finn.

0:54:530:54:54

And they want to tell you how your donations have helped

0:54:540:54:57

put a smile on their faces.

0:54:570:54:59

-Finn.

-Right.

0:55:010:55:02

What is a motorcycle?

0:55:020:55:04

My name is Finn and my little sister, Ellie,

0:55:040:55:08

she's blind, but she can still do

0:55:080:55:10

lots and lots and lots of stuff.

0:55:100:55:13

I try to help her.

0:55:130:55:14

Finn, what are you doing?

0:55:140:55:16

This is you and me riding a motorcycle.

0:55:160:55:19

You have a blue one and I have a red one.

0:55:190:55:21

You can barely reach the handles.

0:55:210:55:23

What age were you when you did that?

0:55:230:55:25

I would say I was about seven. I was about seven.

0:55:250:55:28

You were four.

0:55:280:55:29

You're the wee best sister I could ever have.

0:55:290:55:31

Thank you.

0:55:310:55:33

When Elodie was born, her eyes were small and unfinished.

0:55:330:55:37

And when she was a few months old,

0:55:370:55:39

one of her retinas detached,

0:55:390:55:41

followed a few months later by the other one.

0:55:410:55:44

This is me pulling a chariot.

0:55:440:55:47

We were told that there's going to be a gradual deterioration

0:55:470:55:50

of her sight and she will lose all her vision eventually.

0:55:500:55:54

I wish I could see like Finn, because...

0:55:540:55:58

-You could do lots more stuff.

-Yeah.

0:55:580:56:00

And I could do more fun stuff,

0:56:000:56:02

see more amazing things.

0:56:020:56:04

Yeah.

0:56:040:56:06

I want a trombone of my own.

0:56:060:56:09

For Elodie, being blind is not just about a loss of vision.

0:56:090:56:13

It's about the loss of all the learning opportunities,

0:56:130:56:16

so it's so important that we find special ways

0:56:160:56:18

of helping Elodie to achieve independence.

0:56:180:56:21

One, two, three, four!

0:56:210:56:23

And that's why music entered Elodie's life.

0:56:230:56:26

She now visits Open Arts In Tune workshops in Belfast,

0:56:260:56:30

a project that is supported by your donations.

0:56:300:56:33

What we're trying to do is to give them the confidence

0:56:350:56:37

to be more independent.

0:56:370:56:39

It's not just about playing instruments.

0:56:390:56:41

There's a lot going on under the surface.

0:56:410:56:44

They're feeling new things, they're hearing new things.

0:56:440:56:46

'They're hearing new instructions.'

0:56:460:56:48

When you push those little buttons...

0:56:480:56:51

'It's about essential skills like listening and turn-taking,

0:56:510:56:54

'coordination that are used

0:56:540:56:58

'in all aspects of life.'

0:56:580:57:00

FLUTE PLAYS

0:57:000:57:01

But it's also so much fun.

0:57:030:57:06

And the fun continues at home.

0:57:080:57:10

Elodie is just the happiest girl in the world.

0:57:110:57:14

She's finding out new things about music every day.

0:57:140:57:17

She discovered what she really, really, really enjoys.

0:57:170:57:21

The workshops helped Elodie develop a love of music.

0:57:220:57:25

We've noticed her confidence really growing in the last year.

0:57:250:57:29

When I can see her laughing and enjoying herself,

0:57:320:57:35

it just makes me think, "We can do this. Her future is bright."

0:57:350:57:38

Your donations will mean that more children like Elodie

0:57:410:57:44

can enjoy the benefits that music can bring.

0:57:440:57:47

I'm sure you've noticed the nights are getting much colder,

0:57:560:57:59

but that hasn't stopped you from getting out and about

0:57:590:58:01

on your fundraising activities.

0:58:010:58:04

Brilliant, thank you.

0:58:420:58:43

Good luck!

0:58:430:58:44

It's Children In Need day and I need your help today.

0:58:470:58:50

I want you get in here and give me as much as you possibly can.

0:58:500:58:52

Mr Auctioneer, you do your worst.

0:58:520:58:55

This, that or the other.

0:58:550:58:56

We don't really want that.

0:58:560:58:57

We want more if you can get it,

0:58:570:58:59

but we'll take less if we don't get it.

0:58:590:59:01

40 quid.

0:59:040:59:05

40 quid!

0:59:050:59:06

And you see, this is what it's all about.

0:59:100:59:12

It's for Children In Need. Get in there and give us a bit.

0:59:120:59:14

You know, the money you donate, it really does make a huge difference.

0:59:290:59:32

It's life-changing for many children.

0:59:320:59:35

Children like Leo Donaghy.

0:59:350:59:38

When Leo and his mum found themselves homeless,

0:59:380:59:40

the Depaul charity kicked in

0:59:400:59:42

and offered a safe and secure environment

0:59:420:59:45

for Leo and his mum in the Cloverhill hostel in West Belfast.

0:59:450:59:49

My house was overcrowded and I lived at my mummy's

1:00:031:00:08

and so when I came in here, it was a fresh start.

1:00:081:00:10

Whenever people come in through the door,

1:00:161:00:19

obviously it's a very traumatic time for them.

1:00:191:00:21

More than likely, they're coming from a crisis.

1:00:211:00:24

Ready? One, two, three, go!

1:00:271:00:28

Roisian would be very typical of the young people that we help.

1:00:281:00:31

Young mums who are starting out for the first time in life.

1:00:311:00:35

Fiona is a child support worker in Cloverhill hostel and she is

1:00:391:00:42

funded by Children In Need.

1:00:421:00:44

-What does the duck say?

-Quack.

1:00:441:00:47

SHE LAUGHS

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She would help people with their problems because this is

1:00:481:00:52

a family support hostel.

1:00:521:00:54

She would help kids reading, writing, their behaviour,

1:00:541:00:56

if you have family problems. She's brilliant.

1:00:561:00:59

She does a load of stuff.

1:00:591:01:00

He's doing absolutely fantastic.

1:01:001:01:02

Aren't you, wee son? He's an absolute credit to you.

1:01:021:01:06

He has come on leaps and bounds and it's your hard work and all, too.

1:01:061:01:10

It's good that you're not alone.

1:01:101:01:12

All right, Leo.

1:01:121:01:14

-L.

-L.

1:01:141:01:16

For seven years, Children In Need has funded Depaul

1:01:161:01:20

with a child support worker.

1:01:201:01:22

The impact that that has made has been phenomenal.

1:01:231:01:26

Say "Leo". I was worried about Leo's speech because

1:01:261:01:30

he was talking, but he wasn't saying many words.

1:01:301:01:32

It was the same words now and again.

1:01:321:01:34

Draw a wee doggie.

1:01:341:01:35

It changed him completely and his speech is just brilliant now.

1:01:351:01:39

He loves books and he will read a book to me! He will!

1:01:391:01:43

He's brilliant.

1:01:431:01:45

It's easier for me to have a conversation with him and

1:01:451:01:48

for him to have a conversation with other kids.

1:01:481:01:50

When I moved in here, I had to do everything myself.

1:01:521:01:55

We had a cookery class and it was like a healthy cookery class.

1:01:551:01:59

He used to be a terrible eater.

1:01:591:02:01

When he was a baby and we used to do spoon feeds and all, no go.

1:02:011:02:05

When he helps me, he can't wait to eat it.

1:02:051:02:08

Do you know what I mean? Because he's prepared it with me.

1:02:081:02:11

It's really important when somebody comes in to

1:02:111:02:14

a big building like this, where there are 18 other families,

1:02:141:02:17

for...to have someone that you can talk to who doesn't judge you.

1:02:171:02:20

We want to see people going out through the door.

1:02:201:02:23

We want to see them going out

1:02:231:02:25

being confident in their own ability,

1:02:251:02:28

not only as parents, but as members of the community that they

1:02:281:02:32

choose to live in.

1:02:321:02:34

My ambition for the future would be me being

1:02:341:02:36

a better mummy and him settled in the school.

1:02:361:02:39

We've spent a year and a half with Leo and hopefully he will

1:02:391:02:42

have a new home sometime soon.

1:02:421:02:44

Say "one".

1:02:441:02:46

We try and give them a window into the opportunities that there

1:02:461:02:49

are out there.

1:02:491:02:51

In later life, it will help him in school and it'll help him in college

1:02:511:02:54

and where he works and if he wants to push himself, it'll help them.

1:02:541:02:58

We never cease to be amazed or humbled at how you embrace

1:03:031:03:07

the challenge of fundraising with enthusiasm and a real sense of fun.

1:03:071:03:11

We are also in awe of those who carry out life-changing work.

1:03:111:03:15

Indeed. It's so uplifting to work on Children In Need, but now,

1:03:151:03:18

we've got something just for you.

1:03:181:03:21

Just for a moment, please sit back and enjoy the wonderful

1:03:211:03:25

Chloe Agnew singing What A Wonderful World.

1:03:251:03:28

# I see trees of green

1:03:391:03:45

# Red roses too

1:03:451:03:48

# I see them bloom, for me and you

1:03:491:03:57

# And I think to myself

1:03:571:04:00

# What a wonderful world

1:04:031:04:08

# I see skies of blue

1:04:121:04:16

# And clouds of white

1:04:161:04:19

# The bright, blessed day

1:04:201:04:23

# And the dark, sacred night

1:04:231:04:26

# And I think to myself, oh-oh

1:04:261:04:32

# What a wonderful world

1:04:321:04:37

# The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

1:04:411:04:48

# Are also on the faces of people passing by

1:04:481:04:54

# I see friends shaking hands saying, "How do you do?"

1:04:541:05:01

# What they're really saying is "I love you"

1:05:021:05:08

# And I hear babies cry

1:05:101:05:14

# I watch them grow

1:05:161:05:18

# They'll learn much more

1:05:191:05:22

# Than I'll ever know

1:05:221:05:25

# And I think to myself

1:05:251:05:30

# Oh-oh, what a wonderful world

1:05:301:05:34

# Oh-oh

1:05:361:05:39

# I see trees of green red roses too

1:05:391:05:47

# I see them bloom, for me and you

1:05:471:05:54

# And I think to myself, oh-oh

1:05:541:05:59

# What a wonderful world

1:05:591:06:03

# Oh-oh

1:06:031:06:05

# I think to myself

1:06:071:06:11

# What a wonderful world. #

1:06:131:06:21

Oh, wasn't that beautiful? I've got goose bumps.

1:06:281:06:30

Thank you, Chloe.

1:06:301:06:32

And thank you to all of those who shared their heart-warming

1:06:321:06:34

stories with us tonight.

1:06:341:06:36

At the start of the show, I told you we had music and magic.

1:06:361:06:39

Eamonn, Chloe and the choir provided the music,

1:06:391:06:42

YOU provided the magic.

1:06:421:06:44

Your money has transformed lives and made big changes,

1:06:441:06:46

changes for the better, for children in need.

1:06:461:06:49

-And we've had fun too, haven't we?

-Absolutely.

1:06:491:06:51

-Goodnight.

-Goodnight.

1:06:511:06:53

MUSIC: Kids by MGMT

1:06:531:06:55

Jo Scott and Barra Best introduce highlights from this year's Children in Need fundraising extravaganza. We find out how your donations help children in Northern Ireland, and we'll have fun and fundraisers, music and magic, the 2016 Children in Need choir and of course Pudsey will be there too.