Students ready to smash the Snowden challenge

The Outdoor Activity students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are tackling the triple challenge for their fundraising activity this year.

Each year, students studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities put take on a challenge to raise money for a charity of their choosing. Last year they tackled the Yorkshire three peaks and May 14-16 they are heading to Wales for the Snowden triple challenge.

The three parts of the challenge are made up of various sports – the students will start with a 2.6 mile kayak, then run half a marathon and finish with a 56 mile bike ride over the three days.

The group of students have decided to donate their funds to the NeuroMuscular Centre in Cheshire – a place that aims to improve the quality of life for adults with neuromuscular conditions.

Student Alyssa D’Souza, 18, from Gobowen said: “I put forward the chosen charity as my cousin has muscular dystrophy and the centre is such a special place for our family – it’s so close to my heart. I am nervous about the challenge, but also really looking forward to it. I love running, so I think the half-marathon will be my strong point.”

Student Sam Skinner, 18, from Newport said: “It is great that we get to fundraise for a charity that relates to someone on our course and we can raise awareness for such an amazing place. We have all been doing so much training to get ready. We go out for activity days with College anyway, but we have also been spending our spare time running and in gyms. Everyone’s been working really hard.”

To donate you can head over to the group’s JustGiving page and help them reach their target: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shrewsbury-collage

To find out more about courses at Shrewsbury Colleges Group call 01743 342333 or visit www.scg.ac.uk

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