I hate to admit to being old enough but I am a child of the 1980s, and many memories of growing up in that decade revolve around watching television.
I would eat my cereal on a Saturday morning with Noel Edmonds and his Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.
I would play with my Rubik Cube while worrying about Tucker Jenkins and his Grange Hill pals at tea time.
But it was surely the children’s show Blue Peter that taught me the most. And in retrospect, it is Blue Peter that taught me about fundraising, in particular.
Here are some of the things I learned about fundraising campaigns from the programme’s many charity appeals in the 1980s.