A four-year-old boy from Pershore has walked more than 14 miles to raise money for Children in Need.

Little Teddie Goddard has raised more than £500 for the charity appeal in the past two years.

The Orchard Primary School pupil was inspired to start a sponsored walk last year by the BBC’s Countryfile Ramble.

Teddie and mum Lizzie walked more than five miles last year in the run up to Children in Need, raising more than £200.

This year, they aimed to walk seven miles but have already completed more than 14 around Pershore.

“Teddie wants to help people, he loves Pudsey Bear and also loves being outdoors,” said proud mum Lizzie, who describes Teddie as a “cheeky little boy”.

“Last year we saw a ramble on Countryfile for Children in Need and decided to participate in it.

“We saw it being advertised again this year and Teddie got excited so decided to do it again, but more miles.

“Our inital aim was seven miles but we have exceeded that and done 14.2 miles in and around Pershore.

“We have walked around Tiddesley Wood, Pershore, Wick and also joined the end of the Remembrance parade on Sunday in Pershore.”

Children in Need takes place this Friday (November 17) with schools, businesses and community groups taking part in fundraising challenges across Worcestershire.

Suggested ways to get involved on the Children in Need website include dressing up, holding a bake sale, getting sponsored to play video games or joining in with Joe Wicks’ Bearpees challenge.

Organisations in Worcestershire that have been supported by Children in Need include YSS Worcester, which works with at-risk young people, Nurture Familieis CIC, ARCOS, Kemp House Trust and Sky Autism Support.

When is Children in Need 2023 on TV?

The live Children Need appeal show starts at 7pm on Friday, November 17.

It will feature a special Doctor Who scene featuring David Tennant, the UK’s Junior Eurovision entry STAND UNIQU3 and more.