Students And Staff Raise Money For Bowel Cancer Awareness

STUDENTS and staff from City of Ely Community College helped raise hundreds of pounds for Bowl Cancer Awareness. The group, made up of more than 30 dedicated volunteers, embarked on a challenging 40-mile walk along the South West Coastal Path in Dorset,

STUDENTS and staff from City of Ely Community College helped raise hundreds of pounds for Bowl Cancer Awareness.

The group, made up of more than 30 dedicated volunteers, embarked on a challenging 40-mile walk along the South West Coastal Path in Dorset, helping to raise almost �1000 as a result.

The walk was the brainchild of college head of PE, Damien Whales, whose father died from the illness last year.

Mr Whales said "The walk was absolutely fantastic, but there were real challenges along the way. We had flooded tents, a twisted ankle and plenty of blisters to nurse, but we all had such a good feeling when we had completed it."

Mr Whales is aiming to make the walk one the first of many annual walks in aid of the charity 'Beating Bowel Cancer'.

To make a donation, please visit www.justgiving.com/damienwhales.

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The students celebrate the end of the three-day walk.

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