Sad to leave BBC Children in Need after unforgettable three months
23 November 2018
I have today left my role as Social Media Assistant at BBC Children in Need, following the conclusion of this year's appeal.
A record £50.6m was raised meaning the charity has now raised over £1bn since it was founded in 1980. On the appeal night, I led the digital supporter care team from the BBC offices in Salford.
The charity's mission is to help disadvantaged children and young people facing a range of problems including poverty, disability, illness, neglect and trauma. This year's telethon, broadcast live across the BBC, was hosted by a number of famous faces including Graham Norton, Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.
During my time at the charity, I created a wide range of digital-first content, reaching over 500,000 people daily. Using Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects, I assisted on promoting a number of sub-campaigns including BBC Children in Need Rocks, the BBC Countryfile Ramble, The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge and the virtual Duck Race Sweepstake.
One standout moment was when a behind-the-scenes video that I produced at Wembley Arena, for BBC Children in Need Rocks, was tweeted by BBC One's official Twitter account. The televised concert, hosted by Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo, saw popular musicians such as George Ezra, Olly Murs and Rod Stewart take to the stage to raise money.
I'd like to thank everyone who supported me during three incredible months. I learnt a great deal and hope to work with you again!
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