Nickelodeon UK today announces The Saturdays as guest judges for Dora the Explorer’s Beyond the Backpack Foundation. The Foundation celebrates Dora’s 10th anniversary and encourages Brits to apply for funding to make their adventures happen.
The Saturdays will sit on Nickelodeon’s ‘adventure panel’, including David De Rothschild, who recently sailed across the South Pacific on a boat made of recycled plastics and Ed Stafford who has just returned from walking the Amazon river. Together they will decide who will receive funding for all, or part, of their chosen adventures.
“We’re really excited to be part of Dora’s Beyond the Backpack Foundation as guest judges. It’s a fantastic campaign which encourages people across the UK to get out of the house and go on the adventure they’ve always dreamed of. Good luck everyone!” - The Saturdays.
Applications by Brits for funding of their dreams of adventure have been pouring into the Foundation, which is running in association with UNICEF, up until Sunday 14th November when entries close. The winners will be announced later this month. You can apply at: www.dorabeyondthebackpackfoundation.org
The Foundation, which launched in September, has seen A-list celebrities (from actresses and models to pop stars and rock royalty) giving their support to the campaign by designing bespoke, limited edition Dora backpacks which were auctioned for UNICEF.
(From a press release)