Early this morning Warminster welcomed Matt Baker and the 2015 Rickshaw Challenge Team  for BBC’s Children in Need.

The team are working their way across England in a bid to cross the finish line in Elstree on Friday 13 November, in time for the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show. The rickshaw is pedaled by six young riders, all of who have been supported by BBC Children in Need funded projects. The Challenge has already raised over £7.9 million to date and with one of the hardest routes on record, including a 74-mile stint from Bristol to Winchester – one of the longest days in the Challenge’s history – the team are hoping this year’s efforts will help secure another strong total. This year’s team will cover a 470-mile journey from Land’s End to the East End to help fundraise for BBC Children in Need.

The One Show Rickshaw Challenge Team  arrived at Warminster School on what is arguably the hardest day of their 5 day challenge on the Bristol to Winchester stretch. Warminster Catering staff supplied plenty of coffee and delicious bacon sandwiches to the hard working team and their crew. Pupils and staff turned out to wish the team well, meet Matt Baker and of course, Pudsey!

Mark Mortimer, Headmaster greeted Matt and his team along with Pudsey and commented “We were delighted to welcome and support the Rickshaw Challenge Team this morning. It is an impressive feat and we wish them good luck for the rest of their journey.”

Warminster School will be holding a mufti day this Friday to raise further funds for the Rickshaw Challenge. To support the challenge, donate either £5 or £10 by text. To donate £5 text the word TEAM to 70705 or to donate £10 text TEAM to 70710. Texts will cost your donation, plus the standard network message change. All of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need.