Fowey students to hit the fundraising trail for Cancer Research UK
WHILE many school students use the Easter holidays to take it easy, four of Fowey Community College's Year 9 pupils will be donning hiking boots and hitting the trail to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Fourteen-year-olds, Harry Lowe, Hugh Elworthy, Joe Hunter and Jake Penprase will be spending two days covering 50km along The Saints Way during the April break.
Hugh said: "We chose the charity because it is something which has affected the families of the whole group.
"We're advertising the event on posters in Golant and Fowey and in school. We are hoping to raise £1000 and we already have over £450."
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Ann-Maree James, area volunteer manager at Cancer Research UK, expressed delight that the boys had chosen Cancer Research UK as their cause."We wish them success with the Saints Way walk.
"Our groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives, but more than 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their lives so there's much more we need to do."
Julie Penprase, Jake's mothsaid she was pleased that the boys came up with the plan to raise funds for such a good cause and the dedication they've shown since.
She added: "I was really impressed that the boys came up with this idea themselves as it will involve a great deal of effort and commitment.
"They have already done a practice walk of 11 miles with an overnight camp and are planning to complete some more practices before the final two-day walk."
John Perry, head teacher, says: "This is a great cause which has had an impact on my own family, and I am very proud that the boys are so determined to raise funds in such an impressive way."
The boys' Just Giving page can be found at: www.justgiving.com/thesaintswaywalk.