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Meet our fundraisers and get inspired

Get inspired by the incredible fundraisers who are already doing their own Act Your Age challenge this year


Seth wearing a cycle helmet
Seth is 7 years old and is planning to act his age by riding 7 miles without stabilisers.

Seth lives with his mum, dad, little sister and 2 sausage dogs. He loves being out in nature, growing his own veg including some very big broad beans!

During lockdown, Seth broadcast his own Happy News on YouTube, sharing good news to keep everyone’s spirits up.

Helping others is really important to Seth and his family, so they’re happy to be raising money for BBC Children in Need.


Nee reading a book and brushing her teeth
Nee is six years old – for Act Your Age she is planning to read six books a day for six days.

Nee lives in Sheffield and loves drawing, reading and writing stories. She found it fun to pick out 36 different books and challenging to get through six books every day after a hard day at school.

She says, “all children deserve to be as happy as they can be so anyone who can help should help!”


chris with all hiking equipment
Chris is celebrating BBC Children in Need’s 40th by walking an incredible 40 miles in one day. And that’s not all!

Chris is a dad of 3 from Cambridge whose Act Your Challenge is just one small part of an epic plan to walk the coast of mainline Britain in 52 weeks. This physical and mental test will see him walking for long periods alone in all weathers and sheltering in a sleeping bag and tent.

Chris says he has chosen to support BBC Children in Need because they support so many children and young people reaching every corner of the UK.


evan on an exercise bike

Evan is celebrating Pudsey’s 40th birthday by cycling 40 miles (and a little bit more!)

Evan lives in Hampshire with his three brothers. He loves animals and volunteering at his local community farm.

Evan has been a BBC Children in Need supporter for years, but this year felt it was even more important to challenge himself.

His virtual cycle route will actually cover 44.9 miles and climb enough mountains to total 1333m. And he’s aiming to do it in less than 3 hours and to raise £500!

Jemima and mark smiling
Jemima & Mark are running to act their ages and raise money.

Mark (40) is planning to run 40 miles and Jemima (33) 33km over the course of a week.

They both love running and being outdoors so this is the perfect way for them to challenge themselves and raise money whilst doing what they love!

Since becoming parents Jemima & Mark have become even more aware of the importance of giving children a good start in life, so are keen supporters of BBC Children in Need.


xera on the beach
Xera is 23 and was sponsored to build 23 sandcastles for her Act Your Age challenge.

Xera lives in Sheffield with her mum, stepdad and sister. She loves Doctor Who, Olly Murs and watching singing shows on TV.

Her fundraiser took place on a family holiday on a very windy day which made it extra challenging.

Xera says, “I have Down’s Syndrome, autism and Diabetes, and wanted to help people like me and other children who need help.”

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