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Maisie joins Rickshaw Challenge

16-year-old Maisie from Southampton is to take part in BBC Children in Need and The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge, now in its eighth year.


This year, Team Rickshaw returns with a new team as they take on a 423- mile route from Calais to Salford, from 9th-16th November.


Maisie will be a part of the team of six, all of whom have been supported by Children in Need-funded projects.


16-year old Maisie was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. At age two she was diagnosed with spinal compression and had to undergo several operations.

Maisie was introduced to the Dwarf Sports Association, which receives grants from Children In Need, when she was four years old and she credits the organisation for having a positive influence on her life.


Maisie said: “I’m determined not to let my disability stop me from doing anything. I’m excited to be taking on the Rickshaw Challenge, I can’t wait to head out on the road and I hope that the public will get behind us and help us raise money for BBC Children in Need.”

The team’s progress will be broadcast live on The One Show.



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