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Ploughing marathon sees Lackham students raise money for charity close to their hearts
23 March 2018

Ploughing marathon sees Lackham students raise money for charity close to their hearts

Lackham students will raise money for a charity close to their hearts during Wiltshire College’s annual ploughing marathon.

The 24-hour event will see students plough around 150 acres of land in fields around Sandy Lane and Bowden Hill on Wednesday 28th March as well as around the 1600-acre campus.

This ploughing marathon is a firm favourite on the calendar for Land Based Technology and Farm Mechanisation students and this year the event is even more significant as they raise money for Wilberry Wonder Pony, a charity set up by the sister of Level 3 student Sam Francis.

Hannah Francis, sadly passed away in 2016 at the age of 18, from an aggressive type of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.

All the money donated to the charity goes to granting equine wishes for those with serious illnesses and further research into bone cancer.

The ploughing marathon takes place on Wednesday 28th March at 12noon and finishes at the same time the following day and will see students work in shifts to complete the challenge.

Anyone who would like to sponsor them can visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/2018-Lackham-Ploughing-Marathon-Charity-Fundraising-page-582349502117680/.

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