Local BBC Radio launch Walk & Talk for BBC Children in Need

Local BBC Radio is inviting people to take part in a Walk & Talk for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal.

The network is encouraging people to head to their favourite spot with friends and family, to help raise awareness about the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of walking and talking, and to raise some funds for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal.

The ‘Walk and Talk’ campaign launches across all 39 local BBC radio stations today, Wednesday 12 October, and the local BBC radio teams will be joining as many fundraisers as possible on their walks to tell their fundraising stories on-air.

Presenters up and down the country will also be taking part in their own fundraising challenges to support the Appeal in the coming weeks ahead of the charity’s 2022 Appeal show on Friday 18 November.

BBC Children in Need Ambassador, Joe Wicks MBE said: “Coming together to support children and young people is so important and what better way to raise funds than to take part in a Walk and Talk fundraiser. A simple walk not only benefits your physical and mental wellbeing, but will challenge yourself and you can set your own target whether this be a few steps or a hundred miles! All funds raised will go on to support children and young people during the cost of living crisis and allow projects in local communities to continue providing young people with the tools they need to better manage their emotional wellbeing.”

BBC Children in Need, Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus said: “This year, more than ever BBC Children in Need needs your help to continue funding the grassroots organisations, and project workers in local communities, that deliver vital support for the wellbeing of children and young people facing challenges and issues. We’re there for them and we want you to join together and take up a Walk and Talk fundraiser to make sure every child has the childhood they deserve – and the support they need to thrive. Sign up now and help change young lives.”

Chris Burns, Head of Local BBC Radio said: “The last few years have been tough for many people and people’s health and wellbeing should be paramount. “Walk and Talk” is a beautifully simple idea as it gives people a chance to look after themselves and raise money for Children in Need. All 39 local BBC radio stations will be getting behind this campaign so wherever you are you can get involved.”

See more at bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 at 10:29 am by RadioToday UK

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