Fun run raises hundreds

East Riding college students taking part in the fun run
East Riding college students taking part in the fun run

STUDENTS at East Riding College raised more than £700 for charity by holding a sponsored run at the Bridlington campus.

The youngsters, who are studying towards public services qualifications, organised the event for a tutorial project in which all students are required to do something to benefit a charity or the environment.

East Riding college students taking part in the fun run

East Riding college students taking part in the fun run

The group of 50 Students are studying on level two or level three courses at the College or through a link programme with Headlands Schools, which sees 14 to 16-year-olds taking some lessons at the College.

One level two student, Lauren Arton, 17, from Carnaby, raised £280 and Headlands School pupil Lois Kellie, 16, from Bridlington, raised £180.

All the money will go to the Help The Heroes charity.

College tutor Julie Marr said: “They all did really well and really enjoyed it, and some even tackled the run in fancy dress, even though it got pretty hot that day.

Students at East Riding college at the fun run

Students at East Riding college at the fun run

“The students chose to donate the proceeds to the Help the Heroes charity because the public services courses are all about preparing them for the uniformed services and armed forces.”