A north-east charity is to take part in this year’s Children in Need programme tonight.
North East Sensory Services (NESS) will play a role in the Children in Need fundraising night, which includes features on a number of different charities from across the UK.
A BBC filming crew visited the Young Peoples’ Sensory Service (YPSS) project for an entire day to find out what they got up to and how the initiative helps support those who use it.
The charity hopes that people across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will tune in to the programme to support it.
NESS, which is based on John Street in Aberdeen, supports blind and deaf people through delivering information, equipment and support.
YPSS supports young people who have a sensory loss, and aims to ensure they get the most of their childhood.
It is currently partly funded by Children in Need.
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It organises fun activities, social groups and trips to help the youngsters make new friends and gain experience, while helping them develop essential life skills, and improve on their self-esteem and confidence.
Parents of babies with sensory loss are also welcome to attend the service to learn how to best support their children as they get older.
Diana Daneels, Young Peoples’ Sensory Service co-ordinator at NESS, said: “When news came through initially, I thought our film was going to be shown on BBC Scotland only, and we were already very pleased with that.
“Needless to say we’re very excited!
“We’re a strong network of communities here in the north-east of Scotland and we want to share with everyone how grateful and proud we are of their continued following.”
Children in Need will be shown on BBC 1 tonight from 7.30pm until 10pm.
It is thought the feature on YPSS will be shown between 8.45pm and 9.45pm.
There is also the opportunity to see it on BBC Scotland on Sunday at 4.15pm.
This year stand-up comedian and presenter Rob Beckett will join Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Adepitan and Rochelle, pictured inset, and Marvin Humes will be presenting the appeal show, which is broadcast from BBC’s Elstree Studios in London.
More information about NESS or the YPSS service can be found on www.nesensoryservices.org