Over sixty students and members of staff have raised upwards of £5,000 following completion of the Templer Way ‘Big’ and ‘Ultra’ challenges on Saturday 19 May.
The sponsored walk, involving Years 7-13, was the largest ever fundraising event held by the College, with proceeds going to the chosen charity for the academic year, mental health organisation, Place2Be.
Year 7 & 8 students walked an impressive twelve miles from Haytor to Newton Abbot Quay to finish the ‘Big’ Challenge, with all other years walking a further six miles to complete the ‘Ultra’ eighteen mile challenge that ended at Shaldon Village Green.
Teams were set a fundraising target of £100 per person to enter the walk. Standout fundraising teams included ‘Big’ Challenge entrants, ‘Team Davey’, who raised £663.00 and ‘Ultra’ Challenge fundraising winners, Sixth Form team ‘Keeno’s Krew’ who raised £1,057.62. Notable individual fundraisers included Year 7 student, Rudy Pavey, who raised an incredible £364.00. The walk is one of a number of fundraising events organised by the College that take place throughout the academic year, with the hope of reaching the annual target of £10,000.
Event organiser, Katherine West, was thrilled with the event’s success: “Newton Abbot College has never seen such a large scale fundraising event; it has been fantastic to see so many students from such a wide range of years getting involved in raising money for charity. We are so grateful to each and every member of our College community who took the time to train, prepare and fundraise for this brilliant event. Raising over half of our yearly target was an incredible achievement and every penny raised will go towards the amazing charity that is Place2Be.”