BBC seeks charity partners

The BBC has extended the application deadline for the next round of Radio 4 and BBC One Lifeline charity appeals, due to broadcast between May and July next year.

The BBC features a different charity each week on Radio 4 and each month on BBC One, in celebrity-driven appeals that are designed to raise funds and public awareness of each cause.

The deadline for applications has been extended from its original June closing date to 24 July, to ensure enough charities have the chance to apply.

Contact the Elderly, the charity that supports the over-75s, recently benefited from an appeal fronted by chat-show host Jonathan Ross.

"It was a huge morale boost for us as a small charity," said Lee Lloyd, fundraising manager at the charity. "The appeal raised more than £3,000, generated in excess of 100 enquiries from potential volunteers and even encouraged some isolated people to contact us for support."

Forms can be downloaded from the BBC website.

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