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Virtual Trek Success

Over the last two weeks Bassingbourn Village College students and staff have taken part in a virtual trek to Colombo, Sri Lanka, some 7000 miles away!  The virtual trek was organised as a positive activity for the whole community to support; reuniting us all in isolation importantly promoting the significance of physical exercise on mental wellbeing. Sri Lanka was chosen as the final destination as it gave a realistic goal of a mile a day for all staff and students, while the route would explore a number of cultural countries.

Before the trek began, students were given a choice of four local charities to fundraise on behalf of, with the student body voting overwhelmingly to raise funds for Tom’s Trust; a local Cambridgeshire charity dedicated to providing psychological support for children with brain tumours and their families.  The goal we set ourselves was to raise £3000, a tough target but one we were driven to achieve.

Not only did we reach our destination, we also smashed our target managing a total of 8559 miles, taking us through 16 countries England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and finally Sri Lanka.  We were overwhelmed with support from our community and have so far raised a staggering £3506 for Tom’s Trust.

Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

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