Joe Wicks Children in Need photography – Schools ‘Thank you Tour’.

Joe wickes Body Coach BBC Children in Need thank you tour

Some stills and video work for the BBC last week at a couple of Greater Manchester primary schools.  BBC Children in Need Schools Ambassador, Joe Wicks visited the school children as part of BBC Children in Need’s Thank You Tour to celebrate the fundraising efforts of schools across the UK following the charity’s 2021 Appeal in November.


During the visit, Joe met with school children to find out more about their fundraising in 2021, and what fundraising they plan to do to support the charity’s 2022 Appeal. As part of the visit, Joe also led a mind and body fitness workout for children and teachers to help encourage positive mental wellbeing.

Children in Need fund over 2,500 local charities and projects which directly support children and young people in communities right across the UK

Charity event photography – Joe Wickes Children in Need, Greater Manchester.

They support children and young affected by a whole range of disadvantages such as poverty, disability, illness, distress or trauma.  They also work with a range of partners to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the UK’s children and young people today, including: mental health and wellbeing, violence impacting young people, child sexual exploitation, holiday hunger; access to employment, and social injustice.

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One project currently receiving funding in the area is Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area (Aspirations Project). In the last year alone, over 3,170 children and young people in Manchester received support from local charities and projects funded by BBC Children in Need.

In the coming months, schools across the UK will be able to download an official BBC Children in Need schools fundraising pack from

Joe Wicks’s new BBC One documentary,  Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood will explore how parental mental illness can affect children as he delves into his own childhood.

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