Simon Jersey supports radio DJ in Children in Need challenge

Graham Liver
Graham Liver

Simon Jersey is helping BBC Radio Lancashire DJ Graham Liver battle the elements as he treks 100 miles for Children in Need as he pulls a four-poster bed.

The DJ, who presents the station’s daily Breakfast Show, has taken on the challenge to walk from Pudsey in Yorkshire to Bare in Lancashire, in seven days – all while pulling a specially commissioned four-poster bed.

To help him on his way Simon Jersey has provided warm hoodies, T shirts embroidered with his Liver’s Lancashire Lie In logo plus waterproof trousers to help him keep warm as he aims to raise as much money as possible. He hopes to finish the fundraising effort by Friday, November 18 when Children in Need is live on BBC1.

Simon Jersey will also be adding to the Lancashire fundraising total with its own bake sale and dress up day on Friday.

James Saunders, Simon Jersey managing director, said: “Graham is a familiar voice to all of us who live in Lancashire and when we heard about his latest challenge we were happy to help.

“He is walking from early in the morning to late at night and we know that the winter weather will be tough. We’ve provided enough clothes to keep him warm and wish him the best.”

Mr Liver will be visiting various schools and community groups during the walk and conducting interviews for his morning radio show live from the bed.

It’s the latest in a series of Children in Need challenges for Mr Liver who has previously cycled from the Eiffel Tower to the Blackpool Tower and canoed 120 miles of the Leeds Liverpool canal.

He 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 crack 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.”

To donate £5 to Graham’s fundraising total text BED to 70705

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