Teamwork pays off for Norwich students in basketball match to raise Help For Heroes funds

Over �300 has been slam-dunked for forces' charity Help For Heroes by a charity basketball match.

A group of students at Broadland District Council Training Services, based in Hellesdon, took part in the charity match fancy dress to complete a unit of their coursework and raise funds for the charity.

The students, who are studying sports and healthy living, competed against staff members in a closely-fought match that took place at the University of East Anglia Sports Park. The students arranged the event to complete a unit of their coursework, designed to promote teamwork, as part of personal and social development.

The teams, dressed as servicemen and sports stars, enjoyed a fiercely competitive, yet friendly game that ended with the teaching staff securing victory.

Senior foundation trainer at Broadland Training Services Tom Jenkins said: 'The students have worked really hard to make this project a reality and we are proud they have worked so well as a team and managed to raise so much for Help for Heroes.'

At half-time there were Help for Heroes wristbands sold and a 'shoot the hoop' competition was held for spectators, with prizes on offer.

The total amount raised is expected to be over �300 once all the sponsorship money has been collected.

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Stuart Clancy, portfolio holder for economic development at the district council, added: 'This a fantastic example of young people within the community making use of the facilities available to improve their health and education at the same time as raising money for a worthwhile cause.'

Are you organising a charity event? Call reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or email

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