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College of West Anglia uniformed services students compete at annual challenge day at Wisbech campus




Uniformed services department held their annual Challenge Day at the College of West Anglia’s Wisbech campus, which saw teams of students compete against each other, as well as celebrating all the department's successes throughout the year.

Students hand over £2,479 cheque to their chosen charity, the RNLI. (13341989)
Students hand over £2,479 cheque to their chosen charity, the RNLI. (13341989)

Students from CWA’s Wisbech and King’s Lynn campuses competed against each other in the tug of war, gun run and assault course.

The day was supported by members of the public, Army and RAF reserves and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, with the RAF Regiment hosting a climbing tower and the RNLI, a rescue activity.

College of West Anglia Armed Services students celebrate at annual challenge day. (13341976)
College of West Anglia Armed Services students celebrate at annual challenge day. (13341976)

During the day, 43 students received certificates for passing their Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards, while five students attained their silver award.

On the day, the uniformed services department handed over the final amount raised to their charity of the year, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Over the duration of the year, the department have held fundraising events such as charity car washes and beach cleans to raise a whopping £2,479.00 for the RNLI.

College of West Anglia Armed Services students celebrate at annual challenge day. (13341985)
College of West Anglia Armed Services students celebrate at annual challenge day. (13341985)

Uniformed services programme manager, Lee Mallott, said: “We are delighted with the success of our students today and indeed throughout the year. It has been non-stop effort from all of our learners who have raised £2,479 for the RNLI. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members of the public, the Armed Forces and Cambridgeshire Constabulary for their unwavering support in everything that we do.”



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