As BBC Children in Need fundraising gets underway, The Rickshaw Challenge is back for 2020. Here’s how you can donate…
Matt Baker and a team of six young people are taking on the fundraising challenge this year – marking its 10th anniversary.
This year will see the eight-day challenge tell the stories of its heroic young riders as usual, but with a different format due to Covid-19 restrictions.
So what is The Rickshaw Challenge text number? Here’s how to donate!
What is the Rickshaw Challenge?
The team of 7, including Matt Baker, plan to ride the equivalent of Matt’s first solo Rickshaw ride in 2011, from Edinburgh to London – 332 miles in a straight line – but will be doing this at the ‘Glorious’ Goodwood grounds (Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester).
They are setting out to take on the ‘mammoth challenge’, starting on Friday November 6th, and will be faced with a variety of terrains to reach their target each day, in time for a live broadcast on The One Show each night.
BBC Children in Need and The One Show have said they will monitor the current situation, and may update these plans if the situation changes.
Matt Baker will giving an update each night on BBC One’s The One Show at 7pm from the first day of the challenge, until it ends.
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Donate to the Rickshaw Challenge: Online
It’s pretty easy to donate to The Rickshaw Challenge, which is run by The One Show and BBC Children in Need.
You can either donate online or by texting a specific number, which takes just a couple of minutes. Here’s how to do it online:
Step 1: Head to The Rickshaw Challenge on the BBC Children in Need site.
Step 2: Click on ‘Donate now‘ which takes you to a payment page. You can then choose to donate £30, £50 or £100, or type in a chosen amount in the box at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: If your donation is coming from fundraising such as a raffle, auction or sponsored event, tick the box underneath your donation amount.
Step 4: Choose your payment option, which is either via card or PayPal.
Step 5: Fill out your personal details and then select ‘Next: Payment’.
Step 6: It will then take you to the payment page, where you can enter your details. Click on ‘Make [amount] donation’ and the payment should be processed.
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How to donate by phone: Text number
You don’t have to donate online, as there is a number to text via phone.
You can donate using the text number ‘70701‘ or the ‘TEAM’ keyword towards The Rickshaw Challenge. The ‘70701’ option is slightly easier.
Each text message sent will result in a donation to BBC Children in Need of the amount stated in the text. Here’s how to donate via text:
Step 1: Type in ‘70701’ as the text recipient.
Step 2: In the text message, type out the word of the amount you want to donate to The Rickshaw Challenge. For example, ‘FIVE’ to 70701 to donate £5 or ‘TEN’ to 70701 to donate £10.
Step 3: Click send. The donation will cost the value included and your phone provider’s standard network message charge.
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