Students to support RSPCA on 30-mile hike

Uniformed Services students at Cambridge Regional College will be putting their fitness to the test with a 30-mile marathon in aid of the RSPCA.

The students, all hoping to go on to careers in the Services, are facing the ambitious challenge of walking 30 miles over two days as part of their course assessment and decided to set themselves the target of raising £200 for the animal welfare charity at the same time.

Around 20 students will be taking part in the walk next week, aiming to complete 23 miles on Thursday and finishing with a final seven miles on Friday.

Uniformed Services students Harry Wallace and Tom Swanser, hoping to raise £200 for the RSPCA

The fundraiser is the brainwave of five UPS students who have persuaded their classmates to join them in gaining sponsorship – Tom Swanser, Harry Wallace, Daniel Green, Harry Flack and Olivia Head.

Their lecturer, Phill Couzins, said the walk was a test of the students’ fitness and endurance, and would also be a great charity fundraiser.

“The students have shown a lot of initiative in setting up the walk as a charity initiative as well as a test of their endurance and promoting it throughout the college and externally. It’s in aid of a great cause and they’re hoping for plenty of sponsorship support,” he said. 

To sponsor the students and help the RSPCA, click here.

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