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Published on November 26th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

£18m for Children in Need

Last week’s annual Children in Need telethon, in which Doctor Who played a role, attracted a nice pile of donors to pool together over £18 million!

From Friday evening to Saturday afternoon, the band Take That, soaps Eastenders and Coronation Street, sexy singer Katherine Jenkins Susan Boyle, and others including our latest favourite actors Matt Smith and Karen Gillan all joined up to raise £18,098,199 for children who are… er, in need.

If you were hibernating last week, we’ll inform you that Smith and Gillan threw a tea party on the TARDIS set with a young lad who survived meningitis and his brother.  They also unveiled the first proper trailer for the 2010 Christmas special, A Christmas Carol, which you can watch here.  Make sure you shriek in delight or at least provide a low grunt of appreciation when you see Amy back in her police costume, or if you prefer, Rory in his Centurion outfit.

Another Who connection present at Children in Need was Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, better known to us as Astrid Peth in the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned, who sang “Better Than Today.”

Bravo to all our brilliant readers who contributed to this cause!


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Patrick is a temporal hitchhiker who spends most of his time in the future. His favourite Doctor is the Fourteenth. If you're especially lucky, you might even hear him tweet to all you merry folk in the past @10PatrickRiley.

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