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Thanks a million! Five times over!

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THE BBC's Children In Need appeal has been pledged a record £5,264,655 from charity-conscious viewers and listeners throughout Britain.

A host of stars, including Superman actor Christopher Reeve and former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan, lent their support during last night's six-hour TV marathon, hosted by Terry Wogan.

The huge appeal, which has raised more than £ll million in the six years it has been running, began on Monday with the auctioning of Dr Who's Tardis on Radio 2's Derek Jameson Show for £3,100.

Last year £4,476,679 was raised for the appeal. which provides play equipment and holidays for underprivileged children.

Likely to double

Terry Wogan and Sue Cook, co-hosts of the BBC-1 six-hour marathon, described the total of pledges as "fantastic" - and predicted it was likely to double by the time all the pledges were collected.

"It's phenomenal," said Terry. "Just think, if we manage to double tonight's total, as we have done in previous years, we'll have raised more. money than the previous five years put together.

"It just goes to show what can be achieved when the whole BBC, local radio and regional television, as well as network television, pulls together.

"It's an astounding total. Thank you for putting your hands in your pockets so deeply," he said. The pledges. from local and national radio, as well as TV audiences across the country, will aid thousands of children.

•During the evening 12,000 tap dancers throughout Britain broke the world mass tap dance record.

•Paul McCartney gave £8,000 via Radio Merseyside.

•The youngest donor, 18-month-old Elizbeth Doran, gave £2.

•An airline pilot refused to let his passengers embark until they made donations!

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