College students climb steps for charity

New College Stamford students have raised almost �200 for Anna's Hope and Children in Need, by climbing more steps than the Great Wall of China. From left, back, James Mcdonald, Guy Clarke-Riordan, Tom Crosslands, Adam Blick, Tyler Sculthorpe, lecturer Justin Osborne. Front, Jamal Moyses, Sam Furey, Josh Chamberlain, Ryan Mills
New College Stamford students have raised almost �200 for Anna's Hope and Children in Need, by climbing more steps than the Great Wall of China. From left, back, James Mcdonald, Guy Clarke-Riordan, Tom Crosslands, Adam Blick, Tyler Sculthorpe, lecturer Justin Osborne. Front, Jamal Moyses, Sam Furey, Josh Chamberlain, Ryan Mills
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Students at New College Stamford climbed more than the 5,164 steps on the Great Wall of China to raise a total of nearly £200 for local charity Anna’s Hope and Children in Need last month as part of a series of fundraising activities.

Taking centre stage was the Great Stair Climb where participants aimed to run up and down a main staircase in the college building over a two hour period.

Students and staff smashed their target and climbed the building more than 300 times raising more than £100.

New College Stamford sports lecturer Justin Osborne said: “We worked out that we managed to climb approximately 9,792 metres high in total and double that if you count going back down the stairs.

“We beat our target, raised a lot of money and each and every one of us really enjoyed every second of it. Personally I don’t think we enjoyed the couple of days after due to our legs being in a lot of pain, but it wouldn’t stop us from doing it again.”

Students also took part in other events including an enrichment football tournament, All Stars basketball competition and a Mr and Mrs New College Stamford.