Children In Need is back for 2022 as the country rallies to help children and young people across the UK that need it the most.

Up and down the country, the public has been getting involved in sponsored walkathons and bake sales inspired by the charity's beloved bear mascot Pudsey

Whether you're looking to donate to some good causes or don your Pudsey ears for a night of entertainment, here's everything you need to know. 

When is Children In Need 2022? What time and how to watch appeal show

Children In Need's 'Great Spotacular Appeal Night' takes place on Friday, November 18 2022.

The night of fundraising and entertainment starts at 7 pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

The evening will be "jam-packed with exclusive sketches, exciting performances, music, dance and a few BIG surprises!", according to the BBC.

This year’s Spotacular campaign is raising funds to help tackle the effects the cost-of-living crisis is having on children and young people.

Who is hosting Children In Need 2022?

The Spotacular appeal show will be hosted by five of the broadcaster's biggest names, including:

  • Ade Adepitan MBE
  • Mel Giedroyc
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Alex Scott
  • Jason Manford

Children In Need appeal show line up

Bradley Walsh will host a children’s takeover of the hit game show Blankety Blank which will feature contestants Maisie Smith and John Waite.

There will also be a Repair Shop special that will share the story behind a very special restoration and, in a TV first, the results of the repair on the BBC Children in Need stage will also be shown.

Some famous faces will also return to take on Graham Norton's infamous Red Chair - with their fates being in the hands of some cheeky kids.

Romesh Ranganathan will front a special Weakest Link episode that naturally has a Children In Need twist. 

Also in this year's line up is the Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year Awards, Junior Eurovision and incredible performances from Lewis Capaldi, Diversity and the BBC Children in Need Choir.

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How to fundraise for Children In Need

There is still time to get involved in this year's fundraising efforts.

Viewers can host their own bake sale, take on their own SPOTacular challenge, play BEAR pong or don their spots at work or school.

For more fundraising ideas, tips and to learn more, visit the Children In Need website.

How to donate to Children In Need

You can also donate directly or pay in your fundraising on the Children In Need website.

Viewers can choose from either a single or one-off donation option.

You have the option of choosing your own amount or the fundraiser has outlined £30, £50 or £100 options and explains what your donation could do.

£30 - pays for a food parcel for 6 children affected by poverty, ensuring they can access healthy food, improving their physical and emotional wellbeing. 

£50 - pays for a one-to-one counselling session with a counsellor for an 8-year-old girl whose Mum has died helping her to communicate how she feels and learn to cope.

£100 - pays for a week of after school club sessions for 15 children and young people affected by mental health issues providing a safe space and enabling them to build confidence.

Find out more or donate today via the Children In Need website.