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Andy from Chesterfield with television presenters Alex Jones and Matt baker
Andy from Chesterfield with television presenters Alex Jones and Matt baker
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A teenage cancer sufferer has battled back against the odds to take part in this year’s One Show Rickshaw Challenge for Children In Need.

Andy Davies has been through four rounds of chemotherapy, although he has been in remission for nearly four years now and said he had never felt stronger or more ready to give back.

Andy and five other young riders will be joined on the 470-mile challenge, from November 11 to 18, by One Show presenter Matt Baker.

The 18-year-old, from Chesterfield, has been selected for the challenge following his involvement with The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, a charity supported by BBC Children in Need funding.

Now in its sixth year, this year’s Rickshaw Challenge will cover a 470-mile journey from the Scottish Border town of Jedburgh to central London, all to raise money for Children in Need.

Along the way, One Show presenter Matt Baker will be on the road cycling alongside the team offering support, while fellow presenter Alex Jones will be cheering them on, live from the studio.

Andy said: “I have been in remission for almost four years now and I know I’m here today thanks to the efforts of so many people.

“It’s been a tough journey, and there were times when I felt afraid and alone, but I’ve never felt stronger or more ready to give back.”

To support the challenge, you can donate either £5 or £10 by text. To donate £5 text the word TEAM to 70405. To donate £10 text TEAM to 70410. For more visit Children in Need website.