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.”