GENEROUS shoppers will be able to make cash donations to BBC Children in Need through PayPoint facilities in local shops.

The PayPoint facilities will be running until 10pm or 11pm on the night of the TV show next Friday.

Seamus Smith, managing director of PayPoint, said: “It’s easy and convenient for people to donate funds raised during the day or to make a personal donation at their local neighbourhood shop. Paying in cash at PayPoint is especially useful for young people and those unable to use plastic.

“Many people decide to make a donation on the night of the appeal show and they can do so in cash at their PayPoint outlet, almost all of which are open until late in the evening and close to where they live – their local neighbourhood store.”