Countryfile presenters Matt Baker, John Craven, Steve Brown, Margherita Taylor, Adam Henson and Anita Rani will all head off to various locations around the UK for a one-to-one ramble with a young person supported by a BBC Children in Need funded charity or local project. This year, due to Covid-restrictions, the rambles will be closed to members of the public but Adam will be heading off around the Cotswolds with two young people.
Adam and his sheepdog Peg will be joined for part of their ramble by Rayane and his support dog, Diesel.
Rayane, who developed hearing loss at the age of 18 months old, is currently supported by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in Buckinghamshire; the project provided the family with Diesel to help Rayane feel less isolated and to alert him to important sounds.
Also joining Adam on the second half of the ramble will be Molly who has Cerebral Palsy, along with her disability assistance dog Chess.
Molly is supported by the charity Support Dogs based in South Yorkshire; they trained Chess and matched him with Molly in 2019 – since then he has provided Molly with both the practical support and the confidence to be more independent at home and outside.
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Countryfile's Adam will be out walking with Rayane and Molly (Image: BBC)
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk about why the ramble is so important to him, Adam explained: “So I've worked with a number of different people over the years, from people whose husband is dying from motor neurone disease, from children who are suffering with disabilities, you know, all sorts of different people from different walks of life.
“To understand the work that Children in Need does to support people who are really facing some very difficult disadvantages, then, it's great to be part of it and, and yes, some are very inspiring and often bringing a tear to your eye.”
He added: “It makes you appreciate how lucky you are as an individual with your family and your children.
Countryfile's Adam said the rambles make him appreciate how lucky he is (Image: BBC)
“But also realising how strong some of these characters are that can just get on with life and make the most of what they've got and with the support of some wonderful charities and wonderful people around them.”
Adam went on to