This Sport Relief, BBC TV and radio presenters have taken on their very own challenges to contribute to the nation’s billion steps total. From climbing peaks to trying out Tai Chi, presenters across the country are going the extra mile to raise money and help vulnerable people in the UK and across the world lead healthier, happier and safer lives.
Presenters across the Midlands have been flying the Sport Relief flag high and taking on a series of epic challenges. In the West Midlands, BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood and radio presenter Richie Anderson have taken on a ‘Peaky Pentathlon’ challenge which will see them walk 125 miles along the West Midlands canal network, completing additional special challenges along the way.
Flying the flag for East Midlands Today are weather presenters Charlie Slater and Anna Church. Charlie has already tested out his dribbling skills in a tricky basketball challenge with Leicester Riders Basketball and later this week, Anna will be joining Charlie on the challenge charge with members of Derby Zest for Life Gym for a Zumba challenge.
In the East of the country, BBC radio presenters have been very busy. From pedal-athon power at BBC Three Counties and Radio Norfolk, to pure strength from BBC Radio Northampton in a ‘Best of 3 Tug of War Battle’, presenters across the region are battling it out to raise serious cash for Sport Relief. Further south, BBC South East Today presenter Rob Smith is taking to the water later this week. He will attempt to kayak along the River Medway from Tonbridge to Allington. No mean feat when it’s being attempted in one day.
The West of the country had their eye on the ball for Sport Relief. BBC Points West TV presenters Alex Lovell and David Garmston sought advice from local Bath rugby legend Freddie Burns for their challenge earlier in the month. The presenters, joined by BBC local radio’s Claire Carter, Ben Prater and Geoff Twentyman, were then tasked with keeping their nerve in front of nearly 20,000 spectators in a half-time kicking challenge at Bath’s Recreation Ground.
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