Stu­dents step out to help he­roes

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

STU­DENTS at Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege have com­pleted a huge chal­lenge and raised £2,000 for Help for He­roes in the process.

The stu­dents study­ing the Na­tional Diploma in Pub­lic Ser­vices com­pleted the gru­elling Pen­nine Way chal­lenge – walk­ing 268 miles from Edale to Kirk Yetholm.

Their jour­ney took them over moun­tain tops and rugged English coun­try­side camp­ing at var­i­ous sites along the route.

Af­ter ex­celling in the chal­lenge the stu­dents will be pre­sented with cer­tifi­cates at a cel­e­bra­tory din­ner on July 1 at in the col­lege’s Parcs Res­tau­rant.

The group of stu­dents chose the char­ity, which cares for mem­bers of the armed forces wounded in con­flict, be­cause it is close to their hearts. Not only are the stu­dents study­ing to join the uni­form ser­vices but the staff who teach on the course are ex-armed forces.

Other fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that the staff and stu­dents took part in in­cluded bag pack­ing at Sains­bury’s and leg wax­ing for any­one brave enough.

Pub­lic ser­vices lec­turer Andy O’Brien said “All par­tic­i­pants rose to the chal­lenges along the way, work­ing hard to mo­ti­vate each other and to keep fo­cused on com­plet­ing the chal­lenge.”

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