A BBC TV and radio presenter is going the extra mile for Children in Need by pulling a four poster bed all the way from Pudsey to Bare.
Graham Liver, Newsreader on BBC North West Tonight and Breakfast presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire, will set off from Pudsey, near Bradford and walk more than 100 miles to Bare in Morecambe.
He will drag the specially-designed bed along highways and country lanes meeting listeners in many of the towns and villages covered by the station.
Setting off on Saturday November 12, he aims to complete the challenge in time to help out Pudsey Bear and friends on Children In Need appeal night on Friday November 18.
Graham’s route will take him right across the county visiting east Lancashire, Preston, the Fylde coast and his hometown of Lancaster.
Graham said: “Regular listeners to my breakfast show know I’m always moaning about how I don’t get to see enough of my bed so when the powers that be suggested Liver’s Lancashire Lie In, I jumped at the chance.
“It’ll be great to be able to visit so many different parts of the county over the week but the thought of dragging a four-poster bed up and down some of Lancashire’s biggest hills has got me reaching for the bed covers!
“Thankfully I’ll have a cracking team of helpers with me the whole way, made up of BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC North West Tonight presenters – and maybe even one or two famous faces.
“Children in Need is one of the most important things the BBC does and seeing firsthand the difference the donations make to young people’s lives keeps me determined to complete the challenge and raise as much money as possible for such a vital cause.”
BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential.
It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events supporting the appeal.
To find out more visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/childreninneed.