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Barry teen will be on The One Show for BBC Children in Need

A BARRY teenager is one of five inspirational young people who will be on TV for BBC’s ‘surprise squad’.

The One Show recently announced a new fundraising challenge for BBC Children in Need: The Surprise Squad, which is made up of five inspiration young people who have been supported by BBC Children in Need and want to give something back.

Joined by The One Show presenters, Alex Jones, Ronan Keating, and Jermaine Jenas, 19-year-old Ore from Barry is one of just two teenagers living in Wales who will be on the show.

Barry And District News: Ore lives with her father and younger sister in Barry (Picture: Sarah Johnson/BBC)Ore lives with her father and younger sister in Barry (Picture: Sarah Johnson/BBC)

Ore said: “I’m so looking forward to being a part of the Surprise Squad and doing something that will make a huge difference to other children and young people across the country.”

Ore is a young carer who helps look after her younger sister Ire who is 14 and has sickle cell disease. Ore was the main carer for her mother, who passed away in October 2019 following many years of illness. She lives with her father and sister.

Ore is a passionate advocate for families who live with the disease; she wants to breakdown the stigma that can sometimes affect people with sickle cell disease.

She also wants to highlight just how serious the impact of this can be on people’s lives and give people from all walks of life a better understanding of the condition.

Ore has been supported by Friends of Cymru Sickle Cell and Thalassemia through their youth project and their home support service.

She will join:

  • 17-year-old Nathan from Swansea
  • 16-year-old Roisin from Northern Ireland
  • 18-year-old Dylan from Glasgow
  • 19-year-old Joseph from Liverpool

They will head to locations around the country where they will complete surprise challenges for BBC Children in Need funded projects which need a little help with something – the team will deliver their surprises and complete them within a day.

Watch The One Show from Monday November 15 to Thursday November 18 at 7pm to see how the surprises unfold. For details on how to donate and support The Surprise Squad for BBC Children in Need visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

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