Pudsey backs Paces We're excited that Paces has been chosen by BBC Children in Need to receive a grant of £80,629 over the next three years. The grant will be used to support children aged between six months and three years with cerebral palsy to encourage them to become more independent, have better communications and become more mobile. Dr Spencer Pitfield, Paces Chief Executive, said: “Having the support of BBC Children in Need is an exciting milestone for Paces and our nationally-recognised work to support children, young people and their families living with cerebral palsy. “The grant will allow us to continue, and extend, the help we have been proud to provide over the past 20 years and I look forward to seeing its impact in the months and years ahead.” BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal. Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK. All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.