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Sponsored walk raises £2900

Published on 17/10/15

Cromer students have gone a long way to raise money for charity - in fact more than 4000 miles!

That's the total miles walked by a combined group of more than 400 students as they stepped up across north Norfolk.

Their 11-mile route took in Overstrand, Northrepps, Southrepps, Sidestrand as well as their Cromer base.

Student Alex Haynes raised the most, contributing more than £210 to the £2,962 total. Yasmin Aldred was another outstanding fundraiser, collecting £104.

Of that, £400 each will go to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute and About With Friends, a charity for children and young people with learning disabilities in Cromer. 

The rest of the cash will be used by the newly-elected student council to boost facilities in the academy.

Head girl Nicole Bullock said: “The RNLI is really important to us for all of the work they do to keep people safe”.

Head boy Bailey Massingham nominated About with Friends after seeing a presentation that they did that showed how they help people with learning disabilities live a fulfilling life.

Principal Dr Geoff Baker said: “I am incredibly proud of all who took part. Not only was their behaviour throughout the day impeccable, but they have raised a significant amount of money which will be put back into our local community.

“This is typical of what I have come to expect of our students who time and again have shown themselves to be responsible citizens who are eager to give something back.”