Join in the fun as the Look North fundraiser travels through Barnsley

Join in the fun as the Look North fundraiser travels through Barnsley

There are lots of great things planned to take place in Barnsley on Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 March, to celebrate the arrival of BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Paul "The Weatherman" Hudson.


The duo will be traveling through the town in their attempt to cross Yorkshire tied together, all in aid of Sports Relief.


On Thursday 10 March the duo pass through the historic village of Elsecar at 1pm.  They will then travel to Worsbrough Mill at around 3pm, where they will take a break and be treated to three legged ginger bread men.  The tasty treats, which have been made by the dedicated Friends of Worsbrough Mill, will also be available to those who come along and support the pair. 


After their short stop off in Worsbrough, Harry and Paul will then set off for Barnsley town centre.  They will arrive at the iconic town hall at around 5pm and end the day with a live broadcast, between 6.30pm and 7pm.


Friday 11 March will see them depart from Barnsley town hall at 9am and travel through Dodworth and Silkstone to Cannon Hall Museum. Here they will be greeted by the Friends of Cannon Hall who will escort them through the award winning park and gardens, being cheered on as they go by local school children. Their next stop just minute away is Cannon Hall Farm, where they will leave the borough for the next leg of their journey.


To celebrate their arrival to the town hall on Thursday 10 March, there will be a variety of family activities taking place in Experience Barnsley museum.


It is hoped that the people of Barnsley will support the pair along the route as they raise funds for Sports Relief.


Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “I am sure local residents will support ‘Harry and Paul's 3 counties on 3 legs for Sport Relief’, it would be great to see people along the route as they travel through many of the wonderful areas of the borough.”


Look North presenter Harry Gration said: "The walk to Barnsley on day one will be a real test for us and we're hoping as many people as possible will come out to offer their support. It's great we finish right in the centre of Barnsley because the Town Hall is such a great setting for an outside broadcast. I'm sure we'll ache a lot at the start of day two - but hopefully we'll have loosened by lunchtime in time for the sheep racing at Cannon Hall farm!"


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