A whole new approach is being taken by Children in Need this year. The star-studded fundraising event is bringing together many of the UK’s biggest talents to record a cover album – Got it Covered.

Every year, Children in Need entertains audiences across the country with a TV show featuring stars from music, sport, film and TV. The charity has been raising money for children since 1980 and is thought to have raised more that £1 billion over the years. Last year, £50.5 million was raised

Is your school fundraising?

Thousands of schools raise money each year whether by allowing pupils to wear fancy dress or non uniform days, through to organised fundraising events. There are free school fundraising kits with ideas and tools to help your school raise money that can be ordered as well as a variety of downloads at https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/ .

Got it Covered

The Children in Need recording has shot to number one on the compilation charts after being pulled from the album charts. The covers record features Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham-Carter, David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker.

Got It Covered was released on Friday 1 November, and at least £1.50 from each sale is going to charity. The annual Children in Need show will be on BBC 1 and BBC 2 on Saturday 16 November.