Staff members from Bupa’s head office in Horsforth are looking forward to raising money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal on Wednesday 17 November. Football boots will be polished as Bupa challenge Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to a charity football match. The match will be held at Pontefract Collieries Football Club and kick off is at 7pm. Players have already donated £5 each to enter the tournament and supporters are welcome to cheer on the teams with tickets being sold for £3 on the night. There will also be a range of food and drinks available at the bar. All money raised by Bupa for Children in Need will be match funded by Bupa Community Connections. Bupa's Community Affairs Consultant Siobhan Drane, says: “This is a great cause to support and I am looking forward to watching the Bupa football team in action, we have some talented players and I’m sure we can give RBS a run for their money. I want to wish all the players good luck and I’ll be there to support them on the night.” BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK corporate charity. The annual telethon is one of the highs of the BBC calendar and plenty of activity takes place all across the UK around this time to help raise those crucial pennies to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. The BBC's first broadcast appeal for children took place in 1927, in the form of a five-minute radio broadcast on Christmas Day. Thanks to generous donations last year, BBC Children in Need raised over £39 million.