College of West Anglia students help Scotty’s Little Soldiers

King's Lynn students 'cycle' to Dunkirk to raise money

A group of students from King's Lynn's College of West Anglia will be in the saddle to raise money for charity next month.

The pre-uniform service students will be riding 316 miles - the equivalent of the distance to Sword Beach in Normandy - for Scotty's Little Soldiers.

They have been practising hard at the college's Puls8 gym and will be undertaking their challenge on December 8 when the team will pedal hard to cover all the miles.

Course director Pat Kavanagh and tutor Stu Harrowing said they were impressed with the students' determination to make the event a success.

The team has been putting in around 100 miles during the training sessions.

'The students have found this exciting and have shown lots of enthusiasm for this project,' said Mr Kavanagh.

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They have contacted local businesses and the community for sponsorship and everything they raise will go to the charity set-up to help the children of service personnel who are killed.

The students, Abbie-Jean Briggs, Peter Allbright, Chay Quinn, Anthony Cassidy, Simon Welbourn, Josh Mallett, Kyran Reynolds, Tommy Lear, Luke Hampson and Joe Porter are all aged 15.

Scotty's Little Soldiers was set-up by West Norfolk mum Nikki Scott after her husband Lee was killed in July 2009 - leaving her with two young children.

The charity offers treats, trips and treats for the families and aims to buy a holiday home which can be used by them.

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