Ely Cathedral hosts Countryfile for Children in Need ramble

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:57 14 October 2018

BBC Countryfile Children in Need ramble starting at Ely Cathedral

BBC Countryfile Children in Need ramble starting at Ely Cathedral

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One of the nationwide ramble walks held in aid of BBC Children in Need came to the cathedral for the first time, along with the Countryfile team led by presenter Ellie Harrison.

BBC Countryfile Children in Need ramble starting at Ely CathedralBBC Countryfile Children in Need ramble starting at Ely Cathedral

The ramble – 3.1 miles with no age limit – was held on Sunday morning (October 7). The cathedral’s choirs – both the girls’ and the boys’ – got proceedings under way wearing Pudsey hats.

Lesley Ann Thompson, director of communications & commerce at Ely Cathedral, said: “Countryfile contacted us. They help organise countryside rambles as part of their support of Children in Need.

“They were very keen to organise a ramble around Ely and asked us if they could host it on the cross green of the cathedral – which is what happened on Sunday.”

Lesley Ann believes around 1,500 people were registered for the ramble. “It was a beautiful day – they were so lucky with the weather,” she said. “It had a really lovely atmosphere.”

BBC Countryfile Children in Need ramble starting at Ely CathedralBBC Countryfile Children in Need ramble starting at Ely Cathedral

At the weekend, many of the Countryfile presenters, including Matt Baker and Anita Rani, joined rambles across the UK.

The Chidren in Need appeal show is on November 16.

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