West Suffolk College sports students raise money for Gee Whizz charity with 24-hour event

West Suffolk College staff Chris Steele, back left and Lee Mandley, front left, and Anthony Harvey,

West Suffolk College staff Chris Steele, back left and Lee Mandley, front left, and Anthony Harvey, right, with sports students after the 24-hour event. Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE - Credit: Archant

Students at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds completed 24 sports in 24 hours to raise around £2,000 for charity.

The sports students started and ended the challenge at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre and spent overnight inside the college tackling a range of activities.

Staff and students took part in diverse sports such as water polo and Wii bowling and changed activity every hour – with Zumba at midnight, rounders at 3am and finished with frisbee.

Speaking after the fundraising event, Harry Robbins, 17, from Newmarket, said: “It’s been very tiring but worth it. It was hard to stay awake at 2am and 3am when we played dodgeball and rounders.”

Chris Steele, course director, said: “Everyone survived. I am very impressed with the whole group completing such a challenge, they have done really well.”


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Money raised will be donated to the Gee Whizz charity, which helps children, young adults and families with disabilities or those living with life threatening diseases.

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