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Students ‘triomphe’ with fundraising

Cheque Presentation �590.20 by Cowa students to Macmillan Cancer Support who raise cash by doing a sporting event.
left to right Georgina Daniels, Christine Elsey, Doreen Elsey, James Elsey and Andy Cornwell (General Manager of Hudson)

Cheque Presentation �590.20 by Cowa students to Macmillan Cancer Support who raise cash by doing a sporting event. left to right Georgina Daniels, Christine Elsey, Doreen Elsey, James Elsey and Andy Cornwell (General Manager of Hudson)

Students from the Isle campus of the College of West Anglia showed they are miles better with their fundraising.

Earlier in the year they clocked up more than 300 miles in a special charity challenge – but the finale on Friday covered no distance at all.

The uniformed services students travelled from Marble Arch in London to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, running and cycling and even swimming the 22-mile Channel.

In reality they never stepped a foot outside Wisbech, using treadmills and the pool at the Hudson Centre in a gruelling effort, which took most of a day back in May.

And on Friday many of the 28 students who took part joined their uniformed services tutor Adi Kent to present a giant cheque for £590 to Georgina Daniel, fundraising manager for the Macmillan cancer charity.

It was a particularly proud moment for two of the young people.

Amy-Louise Thompson (19), was a star in her own right, raising some £222 just by herself.

And it was a poignant occasion for fellow student James Elsey (17), who inspired the fundraising, in memory of a family member who died only a short time before.

 

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