A team from BBC South East and BBC Radio Sussex will take on a 61-mile pier-to-pier challenge to raise money for Children in Need.

The challenge will see the team attempt a long-distance walk over five days, starting at Town Pier in Gravesend in Kent and finishing at Eastbourne Pier.

The event is part of a campaign championed by Joe Wicks, who is encouraging everyone to walk and talk and raise money for charity.

He said: “I’d like to wish good luck to everyone taking part in Pudsey’s pier-to-pier challenge - you’re making a real difference.”

Among those taking part in the challenge is BBC Radio Sussex evening show presenter Connor Moseley.

He said: “I’ve been getting the steps in and I can’t wait to chat with the people we’re meeting along the way.”

The team will set off from Gravesend on Monday and will reach Eastbourne Pier on Friday.

The Argus: Pudsey Bear, the mascot of the Children in Need appealPudsey Bear, the mascot of the Children in Need appeal (Image: BBC)

The route to Eastbourne will be announced on BBC South East Today, their Instagram account and on the BBC website in the coming days.

Donations to their fundraiser can be made at donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/bbcradiosussex.

This year’s Children in Need day takes place on November 18.