Children in Need donates £175,000 to Gloucestershire charities
The BBC's Children in Need is donating nearly £175,000 to Gloucestershire projects.
November's national fundraising campaign saw nearly £27 million raised through the appeal.
One project being supported by the grants is Cheltenham-based charity, Winston's Wish, which provides bereavement support to children, young people and families following the death of a parent or sibling.
Amelia Taylor, 16, is an ambassador for the charity after it supported her after her father died in an air accident.
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She said: "Winston's Wish has been a life line during the most difficult period of my life and has helped me cope and look to the future with confidence. All the staff and volunteers that I have met at various events have been amazing and have inspired me to support Winston's Wish by volunteering myself as a Young Ambassador."
Another charity that will benefit from the grants is the Gloucestershire Young Carers Project, who has been awarded a three year grant of £99,532 to will provide a programme of support groups and short breaks for young carers.
David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need said: "We are delighted that we have been able to give out an incredible £17,907,930 in our first grant round of the year to help projects like Gloucestershire Young Carers Project.
"These grants are made possible by our amazing supporters, and everyone should feel proud about the part they have played in raising this money, it really is going make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK."