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Students step up to the challenge for Comic Relief

Friday 19 March 2021

Pathway and Entry Level students at Selby College have finished a step challenge to raise money for Comic Relief – completing up to 5,000 steps within an hour.

Taking place on Red Nose Day, on Friday, 19th March, the students gathered socially distanced on the College’s sports field to carry out the challenge, where they were cheered on by fellow students and staff. So far, an impressive £425 has been raised.

“This past year has been challenging for everyone but even more so for those who are living in poverty. My students were really keen to do something to raise money for Red Nose Day this year to help those whose who are living extremely tough lives,” said Kelly Bowling, Pathways to Progression Lecturer at Selby College. “We had so much fun doing the challenge and I’m extremely proud of my students for all their efforts to make a difference to such an important charity. A special mention goes to Bronnie, who had a target of 100 steps having recently been in hospital, and actually managed over 1100!”

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision to create a just world, free from poverty. This includes tackling important issues including homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse and mental health stigma, all of which have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For Red Nose Day this year, the charity is encouraging people to carry out their own fundraising initiatives virtually to help raise money and make a difference to those living incredibly tough lives.

For ideas and challenges which you can do to raise money for Red Nose Day, please visit:

Bronnie being applauded on her amazing efforts by tutors Kelly Bowling and Lyndsey Abbott
Bronnie being applauded on her amazing efforts by tutors Kelly Bowling and Lyndsey Abbott