Friday, 25 November 2011

Rhys and Eggsy, Children In Need with BBC Radio Wales 2011

 It was the day before Children In Need 2011 and we had been asked by BBC Radio Wales to be roving reporters.
We had been asked to travel through Wales, north to south, meeting the fund raisers, so we got in a fast car and headed north. Eggys took some snacks with him.
 We stopped off about half way up at a service station, it didn't have a shop but the toilet facilities were second to none.
 We arrived at the overnight stop which was on Anglesey and we went straight to sleep as we had to be up at the crack.
We got up and it was still dark, it was 4:30 though. We had a continental breakfast. 
 We got in the van and drove to RAF Valley where the king of Wales has a part time job driving helicopters. They were doing a 24 hour training session........... mental.
 They were 21 hours in and looked pretty good for it, they were safe and were all going for a curry after they had finished. We told Oliver Hides and Bethan Rhys Roberts on Good Morning Wales all about it.
 By now the Pudsy van had turned up and we drove straight to Caernarfon which ha s a really awesome castle that Cromwell never got to.
 We went to the local Asda and met Jill who was a nutter (she is the lady on th right). We spoke to Oliver Hides and Bethan Rhys Roberts on Good Morning Wales about what was going down at Asda.
 We didn't get to stay long and then we were straight off to Dolgellau
 They have some great meat for sale on the high street. We played a really good gig here once (not in the butchers shop).
 We were at Barclays Bank where 200 kids were leaving their toys in the bank over night to raise money. We called back to base at BBC Radio Wales and told radio smoothie, Jamie Owen all about it.
Then we got back on the road. 
 And went to the National Library of Wales which is in Aberystwyth, where youth were washing cars for Children In Need. They gave our van the once over.
 We spoke to Jamie again, I'm not sure he knew what was going on though.
 Another 2 hours later and we were in South Wales at Gower College in Swansea.
 They were selling cake and drawing on peoples faces for cash, they gave Eggsy some glasses and we told Roy Noble the king of beards about it via the magic of radio.
 They were having a right good time at Gower College.
 Next we went to Bridgend to Itec to meet a man in a pink suit and people in pyjamas.
They had raised money by doing activities and karaoke. We spoke to uncle Roy again, if Santa was real (he isn't get over it) Roy would be Santa.
Then it was on to the Welsh Institute Of Sport, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and spoke to Sally and Clare who told us and the Good Evening Wales team what was going down.
 This was the second or third giant cheque we had seen, we were a bit disappointed that we hadn't seen anyone in a bath of beans but hey, you can't have everything.
 We finished the day at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. We were guests on the live TV show at the end to fill them in on the day we had and where we had been. It was a long day but it was awesome fun.
Wales raised over 1.3 Million on the night. 
Good work.

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