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  • Date: 15/09/2011
  • Category: General

Sports students from Derby College will be taking part in a 12-hour non-stop sponsored row at Asda in Spondon on Saturday September 17 to raise money for two health related charities and for a trip that they are planning to Kenya next Easter.

Around 20 students will be taking it in turns to work out on a rowing machine at the entrance to the store and are hoping to raise at least £1,500.

Money raised will be divided between Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research; Tickled Pink (breast cancer research) and the Sports department’s trip to Kenya which will involve up to 30 students working with local schools.

Sports Team Leader Paul Bowen explained: “All the students are looking forward to putting their fitness to the test with the sponsored rowing challenge and kick starting the fund raising for the Kenya trip planned for next Easter.

“Some students and staff have visited Malawi in previous years as part of an international programme and gained a great deal from the experience.

“We are now looking to develop longer-term links with schools in Kenya to support them through teaching English to students, supporting young people and teachers with gaining their sports coaching qualifications and probably helping with a practical building task to leave a lasting legacy.

“We hope to develop this work over a number of years to give as many of our sports students as possible an experience of a lifetime and also to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Kenya through continued support and development.”


Media enquiries:Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer, Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665;

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