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Friday 15 November 2013

Clubs join efforts to help BBC Children in Need

Variety of fundraising events and activities carried out for annual charity programme

  • Suarez, Gerrard and Lucas all dropped into Anfield Juniors for activities

  • Suarez and Gerrard took part in a range of activities

  • An egg-and-spoon race was one that the Liverpool players were happy to join

  • Lucas showed better technique at egg and spoon than his captain

  • Spurs' Sandro and Townsend joined Chirpy and Pudsey for a mascot challenge

  • Everton held a fundraising evening while also entertaining local kids

This evening the BBC will hold its annual Children in Need fundraising evening and again clubs from the Barclays Premier League are involved in looking to beat the £26 million that was pledged last year.

Many clubs, such as Arsenal and Chelsea, have contributed signed shirts to raise funds, while Chelsea have also contributed two tickets for their home match against Norwich City in May. Manchester United are holding a Bake Off at the AON Training Centre today, while Tottenham Hotspur produced a video involving midfielders Sandro and Andros Townsend undertaking a challenge involving Chirpy, the Spurs mascot, and Pudsey Bear, the Children in Need mascot.

At Liverpool, captain Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Lucas Leiva visited Anfield Juniors, which is a partner school of the Liverpool FC Foundation, the club's official charity, where they took part in mini-fundraising activities, including egg-and-spoon races and football skills sessions, which were filmed for the BBC show to be broadcast this evening.

Also on Merseyside, staff and participants from Everton in the Community held a pyjama/onesie party for local children at Ford Lane Youth Centre, with more than 40 kids participating to raise funds with face painting and a disco.

With various events and activities planned for Friday, premierleague.com will update you with images and news from the clubs.

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Key Points

  • Barclays Premier League clubs have been getting involved in helping BBC Children in Need
  • Liverpool players took part in activities promoting the annual fundraising event
  • Other clubs have been in activities to generate funds
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