Derbyshire lad Harvey to join presenter Matt Baker for BBC Children in Need Countryfile Ramble

A teenager from Derbyshire will be a part of this year’s Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need.

Harvey will join Countryfile presenter Matt Baker for this year's BBC Children in Need Ramble
Harvey will join Countryfile presenter Matt Baker for this year's BBC Children in Need Ramble

Harvey, 16, will join Countryfile presenter Matt Baker in a one-to-one ramble around the Peak District, which will be filmed and broadcast in a special programme, The Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need on Sunday, November 1 on BBC1.

Over the last five years, Harvey has had to come to terms with the loss of his older brother Ed who died in 2015.

Together they both shared a passion for farming and the great outdoors.

Despite the challenges he has faced, Harvey’s passion for farming continues and he enjoys spending the holidays helping out on his great uncle’s farm.

Ahead of the ramble, he said: "I really enjoy being in the outdoors and spending time with Matt Baker and the Countryfile team will be a great experience.

"I’m so happy to be taking part in something I know will go on to support others who, like me, have had to deal with bereavement and the loss of someone close.”

To help Harvey deal with the loss of his brother, he had counselling at Treetops Hospice Care.

Treetops currently receives a grant of £30,000 from BBC Children in Need over three years and the fund provide counselling sessions for children and young people who have lost someone close to them.

Harvey’s Mum, Amanda, added: “As a family we’re so grateful for all the support Treetops Hospice has provided us and Harvey.

"We’re thrilled he will be joining Matt on this ramble, and we are all so proud of him and what he will achieve.”

Across Derbyshire, BBC Children in Need currently funds six projects to a value of more than £338,000.

Since the Countryfile Ramble began in 2015, ramblers have raised more than £7.9 million for the charity.

However, this year’s presenter-led rambles will be closed to members of the public due to Covid-19.

However, Countryfile is once again calling on the British public to go on their own safe socially-distanced sponsored rambles for the charity.

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