Thousands of families have been left to count the cost of Covid over the last 18 months, and one particular boy has been able to tell his story for the TV cameras as part of this year's Children in Need.

Young Sam lost his Dad, Tim, to Coronavirus in the Spring of this year.

Thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need, our very own Bereavement Counsellor, Ann-Marie was able to provide support for Sam and the family.

This touching video shares how Stars works, and why donations to our charity are so important.

We are enormously proud of the part we have been able to play in assisting Sam and his family.

Take a look at the video story for yourself, and if you feel inclined, please donate to help our work continue.

Thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/bbcchildreninneed/videos/4572823722763522