Students help heroes through fun run
14th April 2011 3:31pm - Return to press releases
Students at East Riding College raised more than £700 for charity by holding a sponsored run at the Bridlington campus.
The youngsters, who are studying towards public services qualifications, organised the event for a tutorial project, in which all students are required to do something to benefit a charity or the environment.
The group of 50 Students are studying on level two or level three courses at the College or through a link programme with Headlands School, which sees 14 to 16-year-olds taking some lessons at the College.
One level two student, Lauren Arton (far right in bright pink top), 17, from Carnaby, raised £280 and Headlands School pupil Lois Kellie, 16, from Bridlington, raised £180. All the money will go to the Help The Heroes charity.
Tutor Julie Marr said: "They all did really well and really enjoyed it, and some even tackled the run in fancy dress, even though it got pretty hot that day.
"The students chose to donate the proceeds to the Help the Heroes charity because the public services courses are all about preparing them for the uniformed services and armed forces."
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