The Big Switch Off for Children in Need

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

Staff and young people at The Switch Project are planning to raise money for BBC Children in Need by becoming challenge heroes and supporting the 2014 Appeal. We are putting down our electronic gadgets and gizmos for 36-hours and raising money to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

‘The Big Switch Off’ was the idea of the young people on our Character Development course and will take place from 8am on Thursday 13th November until 8pm Friday 14th November. All those sponsored will go without their mobile phones, computers, TVs, MP3 players and games consoles – in fact they will not be using any electronic device and will instead be taking part in a range of other activities such as outdoor pursuits, cooking, creative writing, music and art to pass the time! Whilst a daunting challenge for many of our young people, being able to take part in raising money for such a fantastic cause, whilst also finding ways to enjoy themselves without the need of computers and TV, will be a superb achievement. It will also be a major challenge for staff, our project here at Switch is based on the use of technology – so we will need to explore new ways in working with the group and engaging them just as well as we do every other day.

For anyone wishing to donate and sponsor this challenge, please visit our Just Giving webpage https://www.justgiving.com/theswitchproject

For anymore information, or to get involved, please contact Tim Wakefield on either tim@theswitchproject.com or 01902 552 288.

BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraising heroes and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to support the Appeal. Every single penny raised by BBC Children in Need goes directly to UK projects working with children and young people who may be affected by neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.