13th November 2017

Breakfast presenter Claire Carter will be taking on one of her biggest challenges yet, in aid of the charity, as she attempts to walk 75 miles in five days wearing wellington boots!

The challenge, being named ‘The Great Wellington Walk’ will see Claire venture across the county, visiting towns and villages.

Claire will set off on her trek on Monday 13th November from Wellington School, and will make her way to Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton where BBC Somerset will be broadcasting the first Late, Late Breakfast Show of the week live on the night. 

There will be a silent disco at the cricket club and on the Tuesday there will be live music from 12 piece band DT8 at Doniford Bay Holiday Park.

Then people can test their grey matter with a midweek quiz at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells on the Wednesday evening and on the Thursday, BBC Points West’s Clinton Rogers and his band Cleverly Everly will be playing at Yeovil Town Football Club.

The final stop of ‘The Great Wellington Walk’ and last Late, Late Breakfast Show will be broadcast live from Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Football Club on Friday 17th November. Listeners can join Pudsey and the BBC Somerset team to hopefully celebrate Claire’s achievement and watch the BBC Children in Need 2017 Appeal show on BBC One.

Ahead of The Great Wellington Walk, Claire said, “I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the walk already. I never thought so many people would care so much about my feet – but I’m really grateful for all the advice. I’m hoping to see as many people as possible every evening of the walk for our Late, Late Breakfast Show.”

The Great Wellington Walk will start on Monday 13th November and end on Appeal day, Friday 17th November. To find out more and follow Claire on her route please visit BBC Somerset’s Facebook page, or go to www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsomerset.

All at YTFC looking forward to welcoming Claire and the BBC Somerset team later this month and all are welcome to attend and show their support for a great cause!