Children in Need is a great institution in the British calendar and this year was no less so. It is amazing to hear of the generosity of some people:
A Led Zeppelin fan has paid £83,000 for two tickets to the rock band’s reunion concert, as part of an auction for the BBC’s Children in Need. BBC Radio 2 listener Kenneth Donnell, from Glasgow, paid to see the band rehearse and perform on 10 December. … Other winners in Radio 2’s Auction of Things That Money Can’t Buy included Sir Tom Hunter, who paid £100,000 for two VIP passes to the 2008 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Earlier this week Martin Ainscough, from Wigan, bid £250,000 to have Aled Jones and Katie Melua perform at Revolution in Manchester to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust.