The BBC Children in Need charity has spent £9.2m on 159 active projects in Wales in the last year – helping 20,000 disadvantaged children.
Since the first major appeal in 1980, more than £840m has been raised to help children in the UK.
Pyjama parties, leg waxing and carwash karaoke are among the many fundraisers taking place across Wales on Friday to raise money for this year’s event.
The charity aims for every child in the UK to have a safe, happy and secure childhood to help them reach their potential.
Children in Need support youngsters affected by:
- Abuse or neglect
- Illness and medical conditions
- Sexual abuse
- Substance misuse
Jemma Wray, national head for Wales, BBC Children in Need, said: “We are delighted to be in Swansea for this year’s appeal show.
“BBC Children in Need supports a range of projects in the Swansea area that are helping to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
“We are always overjoyed by the support we receive from the Welsh public and hope this year is no different!”