Disney event raises £400
17th December 2009 3:44pm - Return to press releases
A group of travel and tourism students from East Riding College's Bridlington campus have raised £400 for charity by holding a series of events.
Ashleigh Ganley, 17, Laura Ellis, 18, and Natalie Charles, 24, all from Bridlington, decided to promote Disneyland Paris and France in general as part of a unit on planning and holding a conference or event.
They did a sponsored cycle the length of the Channel Tunnel (31.5 miles) in the campus' Energize fitness suite and organised a classroom full of France-related activities for others to take part in. They were assisted by fellow travel students in the first year of their course. A planned sponsored car wash was cancelled because of bad weather.
The students also promoted Ledger coach holidays to Disneyland Paris in the New Horizons Travel Agency at the College, where they learn about travel and tourism by booking holidays for genuine paying customers.
All proceeds from the events will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Laura said: "We're so happy that we've raised £400 through our events and look forward to donating it to Macmillan Cancer Support.
"We would like to thank all our friends, families, fellow students and members of staff who supported our events and sponsored us."
For more information about East Riding College courses, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk, where it is possible to request or download a course guide, or call 0845 120 0037.
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