Tamar Bridge: Journalists complete Children in Need trek

Angela Kalwaites and James Dundon
The intrepid pair traversed the bridge for 10 hours

Two BBC journalists have completed a 10-hour challenge to raise funds for Children in Need.

Angela Kalwaites and James Dundon, from BBC Local Radio stations in Devon and Cornwall, walked back and forth across the Tamar Bridge from 08:00 to 18:00 GMT.

The 1,100ft-long (335m) bridge connects the two counties.

Throughout the challenge, the pair directed people to the Children In Need website to make donations.

Mr Dundon was dressed as a traffic cone while Ms Kalwaites donned a beard to resemble Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who was chief engineer for the bridge's construction.

James Dundon and Angela Kalwaites
The duo dressed up as a traffic cone and Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Philomena Templeton and dog Stanley
Philomena Templeton and dog Stanley were surprised to bump into the journalists

Fellow bridge walker Philomena Templeton, from Saltash, was out with her dog Stanley and was quite taken aback when she spotted the pair.

"Maybe two to three times a week I walk over the bridge and I have to say I haven't seen anything like this before," she said.

Mary Wells and Thersa Milne
Mary Wells and Theresa Milne came along especially to show their support - complete with Pudsey bears

Mary Wells and Theresa Milne were among those to head to the bridge to cheer on the duo.

Ms Wells, an avid supporter of Children in Need, said: "I thought the least we could do was come over and cheer them on and give them a bit of cake and support."

Pudsey said hello to Goonhavern Primary School children

Meanwhile, in Cornwall, Pudsey the bear joined a BBC visit to Goonhavern Primary School in Cornwall, before heading to St Austell.

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