Pudsey and friends arrive in Anfield at halfway point for Children in Need’s 3,000 mile relay

The Big Learner Relay has been in operation since 2014. We spoke to Louise Walsh – the lady who started it all…

Thousands of driving instructors and their students are entering the final stages of the Big Learner Relay this week, raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need.

The Big Learner Relay has been operating across the country since 2014.

Covering a grand total of over 3,000 miles, the relay puts learner driver skills to the test in a relaxed atmosphere.

The finale takes place on Friday, 15th November, where learners will be stopping in front of the National Space Centre in Leicester – an ode to the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.

Louise Walsh, a driving instructor from Hampshire, has been joining all of the convoys over the few weeks.

As a learner driver myself, I took the opportunity to speak with Louise about what inspired her to launch the project, as we took on the journey from Birkenhead to Anfield.

Louise Walsh, professional driving instructor and leader of the Big Learner Relay for BBC Children in Need

Want to donate?

If you wish to make a donation for Children in Need, you can text the word “LUNAR”, plus the amount you wish to donate, to 70085.

E.g. Texting “LUNAR 20” to 70085 will donate £20.

For more information about the relay, you can learn more at: http://www.biglearnerrelay.co.uk

How can I fundraise for Children in Need?

If you have an idea or a challenge in mind, it’s not too late to get involved with fundraising for Children in Need.

There are numerous events taking place across Liverpool and Wirral to promote the cause – including The Pudsey Push.

You can learn more about their location here.