Lady Manners School Head Boy, Andrew Davies, has made an appearance on BBC1’s The One Show during which he was announced as one of the team chosen to take part in the show’s 2016 Rickshaw Challenge in aid of Children in Need.
Andrew is one of six young people who will ride a bright yellow rickshaw 470 miles across the country, starting at Jedburgh in Scotland on 11 November and arriving in London, on 18 November - the day of the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show.
All six riders have faced challenges in their lives. From the age of 13, Andrew has endured chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and countless stays in hospital having been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. He is now in remission.
Andrew and his team-mates will address audiences to explain their motivations for taking part in the challenge, as they stop along the route. Stops include Newcastle, Hartlepool, Scarborough, Hull, Skegness, Kings Lynn and Duxford.
£12m has been raised for Children in Need over the years that the Rickshaw Challenge has run, and donations are now being accepted for the 2016 ride by visiting the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge 2016 web page.
Andrew is no stranger to fundraising, but this is possibly his most high profile effort yet. At Lady Manners School we are very proud of all he continues to achieve...and that he still manages to keep up with his studies! The whole school will be supporting him as he pedals his way across the country.