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Sport students support BBC Wiltshire’s fundraising efforts for Children in Need
19 November 2017

Sport students support BBC Wiltshire’s fundraising efforts for Children in Need

Sport students from Lackham were thrilled to take in Pedal for Pudsey, as part of BBC Wiltshire’s fundraising efforts for Children in Need.

The students travelled to Goddard Park Primary School in Swindon on Friday 17th November to support breakfast show presenter Ben Prater cycle 100-miles around Swindon throughout the week.

It was an added bonus that the Wiltshire College students actually helped the team finish the challenge, completing the 100 miles during their one-hour stint.

Sport lecturer Paul Turner said: “When the opportunity arose, the students immediately wanted to get involved as they thought it was a great way to raise funds for a worthy cause.

“This raised thousands of pounds for Children in Need and we felt very proud to have assisted in some way.

“It was a lot of fun and great that our team actually finished the challenge off with the BBC completing their 100-mile journey around Swindon that morning.”

Paul was interviewed live on air explaining why the students wanted to get involved.

He said: “The student also got to see how a live radio broadcast is managed and produced which was very interesting and some of the students helped the sports presenter with her script, with her mentioning how detailed the group were with their timekeeping.”

 

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