Shaun pedals sofa to Nottingham as part of Pudsey challenge

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Warehouse manager, Shaun Welch, helped drive-up funds for Children in Need as part of a wacky 400-mile cycling challenge.

The DFS employee, from Belper, cycled from Derby to Nottingham on a sofa rickshaw to help the furniture retailer’s endeavour to raise £1million for BBC Children in Need this year.

Stopping off at more than 40 towns and cities across the UK, the Pedal for Pudsey challenge involved more than 40 DFS employees. The challenge is the third and final instalment of the furniture retailers’ ‘Extreme Sofa Challenge Series’ which has seen DFS employees go the extra mile with some hair raising fundraising activity to help raise vital funds for BBC Children in Need’s 2013 appeal.

Shaun said: “It’s been such a fantastic day. It was really tough, but with Pudsey at the helm we had a lot of fun along the way!

“I feel very proud to helping raise money for BBC Children in Need, it’s a fantastic organisation that does so much to support local charities here in Belper and across the country.”

Carrie Green from BBC Children in Need said; “The staff at DFS have really gone above and beyond with their fundraising for BBC Children in Need this year. The Extreme Sofa Challenges are an incredible undertaking and this last challenge is set to be a big one. We are delighted with the efforts of DFS’ staff, their support will make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”

To donate visit http://mydonate.bt.com/charities/dfsinaidofbbcchildreninneed.