Over 24,000 children and young people are bereaved of a parent every year in Britain. 


The Bank of Scotland Spotacular for BBC Children in Need.  

In our second year as Proud Schools Partner we supported BBC Children in Need’s schools fundraising campaign – The Big Spotacular! Schools across Scotland took part in a range of spotty-themed activities, from spotty fancy dress and selling spotty cakes to sponsored spot challenges. By taking part, pupils benefited by developing key curriculum-related skills – and had a great time! Schools across the country took part in a week-long fundraising fiesta, leading up to BBC Children in Need Appeal Day!

Bank of Scotland supported and enhanced the fundraising by providing a wealth of resources such as fundraising tips and tools to help bring young people’s ideas to life and dedicated volunteers across the country.

Children came up with their own uniquely spotty fundraising ideas as part of the Big Spotacular. Have a look at the fantastic pictures we got from them in the gallery below.


14 Million

Young people aged 18 & under in the UK



Children live in relative poverty in the UK



Children in need in the UK



Of children experience bullying before 18