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Grace the Swan pedalo Sport Relief challenge raises £12,000

Grace the pedalo follows a swan
Image caption The two presenters have raised more than £11,000 for Sport Relief

Two people in a swan-shaped pedalo for the BBC's Sport Relief have already raised more than £12,000.

BBC Radio Leeds presenters Katherine Hannah and Adam Pope are pedalling 127 miles (204km) of the Leeds-Liverpool canal, in Grace.

The team has received 1,100 £1 text donations during the last 24 hours and one anonymous donation of £1,000.

The pair entered Yorkshire on Day Seven of a challenge that will finish in Leeds on Friday.

The challenge started in Liverpool on 14 March, when the breakfast show presenters covered 16.5 miles (26.5km) that day, the longest distance they had to cover in a single day.

'A huge upsurge'

Jake Katborg, organiser of the trip, said: "As we get into Yorkshire we have noticed a huge upsurge in donations.

"It has been humbling to see the well-wishers."

Mr Katborg said there had been a crowd of several hundred people to greet Katherine and Adam in Gargrave, North Yorkshire.

They are expected to reach Skipton for an overnight stop between 17:00 and 18:00 GMT.

You can follow Adam and Katherine's progress on the BBC website, on BBC Radio Leeds 92.4 FM & 774 AM and on BBC Look North.

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