Laura Whitmore praises her mum as she joins BBC's Children in Need fundraising appeal 1 week ago

Laura Whitmore praises her mum as she joins BBC's Children in Need fundraising appeal

How touching.

Laura Whitmore is one of several celebrities who are supporting BBC Children in Need as it launches its 2023 fundraising appeal.

Whitmore, 38, will be joined by well-known names such as YouTube fitness coach Joe Wicks and radio DJ Roman Kemp, who are joining this year’s Spotacular campaign.

The charity raises funds for children and young people facing mental health issues and difficult circumstances, as well as placing a special emphasis on positive relationships.

The Dublin-born TV presenter chose her mum, Carmel, as her positive relationship to speak about ahead of the launch.

"I grew up in a single-parent household, and the person who believed in me and made me feel happy and positive during my childhood was my mum.



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"My mum is an incredible woman and has worked so hard to allow me to do all the mad things I have wanted to do. She’s always been there to support me and is still supporting me now through my adult life.

"Every child deserves a positive relationship in their life that champions them and gives them the support they need to be the best they can be, so I hope everyone up and down the UK gets behind this year's [appeal]."

Also supporting the Children in Need campaign will be S Club singer Rachel Stevens, rapper Big Zuu, retired athletes Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Dame Kelly Holmes, The One Show presenters Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas, and former Lioness Jill Scott.

In aid of the fundraiser, T-shirts designed by Liz Pichon, best-selling children's author and illustrator of the Tom Gates series, are being worn by the famous names.

Funds raised for the appeal will go to creating 'more positive relationships that will help strengthen children's wellbeing and help them navigate the challenges in their lives.'

BBC Children in Need The Great Spotacular Appeal Show will air on Friday, November 17th, at 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.