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