Smartaupairs supporting Children in Need
Smartaupairs is proud to support BBC Children
in Need. We pledge a minimum of £2 from every placement to support
Children in Need and hope to be able to hand over a nice big cheque in
Why Children in Need?
so many reasons; the broad appeal and nationwide activities means it is
relevant to children all over Britain, same as our business is relevant
to families all over the UK.
I also think that the Children in
Need day in November, together with Red Nose Day are two very British
initiatives. I have lived and worked in other countries across Europe
and the world and no other nation gets behind these initiatives in such
an amazing way year after year, no matter what.
companies where I worked, it brought the entire team together, from
directors to the post room; all would contribute in their own personal
way from shaving heads to paining nails and eating bugs, all to raise
more money for charity. We would all feel good about being involved in
doing something for someone else and to stop and encourage others to do
the same and go further.
The enthusiasm on radio and tv and
seeing how much good is done with the money would make you want to give
some more again in the evening when you enjoy the show with the family.
To me, Children in Need brings people together in many
different ways. That’s why I think Smartaupairs should support this
And, as we get closer to November, I will encourage
families and au pairs to think about other things they can do if they
want to be involved. Maybe all profile pictures can wear a bandana in
This is quoted from the BBC Children in Need website:
mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged
children and young people across the UK. Our vision is a society where
each and every child and young person is supported to realise their
In 2008 the BBC Children in Need Appeal raised over
£38 million and for every penny you gave the charity, a penny will go
towards projects helping disadvantaged children in the UK. We are able
to make this promise because the charity uses its investment income and
Gift Aid to cover all running costs. Every year, thanks to public
donations and the amazing efforts of fundraisers, schools, businesses
and our corporate partners, we are able to provide support to thousands
of youngsters aged 18 and under.