This Thursday night at 7pm, BBC One, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief are joining forces to present The Big Night In: an evening of entertainment like no other, to support the people who are making a difference and to raise some money to help people who really need it right now.
The money raised by The Big Night In will support Refugee Action and a host of other vital charities and projects in the UK, which are providing essential frontline help to people who really need it through this crisis.
These are extraordinary times. Our key workers are looking after the sick and keeping the country moving. Our communities are coming together to take care of each other. To celebrate us all doing our bit, we’re doing what we do best now – we’re staying in – and for one big night, all together.
Money raised through The Big Night In will help us at Refugee Action to provide emergency support to protect the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum – some of the most vulnerable people in the coronavirus crisis.
Due to extreme poverty, language barriers, experience of trauma and lack of social connections, many refugees and people seeking asylum are at risk and rely heavily on frontline charity services. The disruption to these services during the coronavirus crisis has amplified the need for support.
The money will provide emergency help such as support with food, safety, accommodation and translation and communication services. It will also help other vital organisations across the UK to respond adapt through the coronavirus crisis as they face new challenges in reaching and helping refugees and people seeking asylum in desperate need. Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need are working together to make sure the money raised goes to where its most needed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Be sure to tune in this Thursday night – join us, support us, for The Big Night In.