A 29-year-old man who thrives off helping others has set himself a mammoth task to complete 12 challenges in 12 months for Children in Need.

Samuel Robbins is no stranger to setting himself a tough goal. He’s done everything from a bushtucker trial to a 24 hour cycle ride.

But now he’s taking it to the next level as he aims to raise £20,000 for Children in Need.

His first challenge planned for December 11 is another 24 hour cycle ride.

He said: “I remember the first thing I did for charity was when I was about 8 and I did a sponsored walk for Red Nose Day.

“I raised a couple of hundred pounds and the feeling you get when you’ve helped somebody and made a difference to somebody’s life is indescribable.

“It gives you a great sense of achievement so it stemmed from there and I continued to help other people. People don’t always get the help they deserve or need.

"I'm never happier than when I'm doing something to help others. It gives me my purpose in life.

“I’ve never tried to raise this amount before and I think it’s going to be close but we will get there.

“I’ve got my mind to it now and I’m determined.

“I’ve always supported Children in Need since I was a very young boy so I thought I’d do something big this time.

"They do so much for young people and I do a lot of stuff for mental health.

“With the pandemic going by, a lot of children are being forgotten.”

He added: “I’ve done a bit of training for the cycling but it’s going to be really hard.

“It’s never easy being awake constantly for 24 hours, let alone moving your legs for that long.”

Samuel also hopes to do another bushtucker trial next year because of the great feedback he had from his last attempt.

He hopes to outdo the horrors of the previous bushtucker trial he completed when he ate a sheep’s testicles and a duck egg.

To raise awareness for his cause, Samuel is contacting charities benefitting from Children in Need so he can show off the good work they do. He also intends to do an auction involving local businesses.

The 29-year-old has a busy year ahead of him. He works a 9 to 5, is hoping to complete a challenge every month and is also taking part in Runvember.

He continues to run a Facebook anxiety help group which he set up during the pandemic for people who were suffering.

To follow his challenge visit https://www.facebook.com/20KChallenge/.