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17 years of partnership with BBC Children in Need

13 November 2020
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BBC Children in Need is a cause that has been close to the hearts of our customers and colleagues for almost two decades. Together, our partnership continues to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

With more children than ever before struggling with their mental health, any donations raised by Boots UK for BBC Children in Need will continue to fund projects that champion mental wellbeing and build confidence and resilience through our A Million & Me impact programme, which aims to support children aged 8-13 with their emotional wellbeing.

With 2020 marking our 17th year in partnership with the life changing children’s charity, we’re celebrating some of our biggest milestones…

Ahead of BBC Children in Need’s Appeal Day on Friday 13 November 2020, we’re encouraging the nation to come together and make a difference.

This year, we know it’s a bit different but don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect solution for how you can still get involved and support this important charity, and it’s right there on your mobile phone.

Especially for BBC Children in Need, Boots UK has created a bespoke Pudsey filter to use on Facebook and Instagram (launching 26th October), so you can become your very own version of the famous Pudsey Bear.

All you have to do is make a donation of whatever you can via this link (minimum donation £1), download the filter and get snapping away. It’s that easy – just make sure you use #ShareTheBear!

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.

To discover how BBC Children in Need is making a difference near you, click here


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Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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