Students step out to help heroes
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.”