Cornwall College Camborne sports students have held a non-stop 24 hour dodgeball marathon to raise money for Help for Heroes.
The Sports, Health and Fitness foundation degree[JS1] students organised the event and invited schools from the local area to come and take part throughout the daytime portion of the marathon. The event was held in the sports arena at the Camborne campus and ran from 9am Friday morning to 9am Saturday morning.
Emily Willoughby, 18 from Redruth, said: "This has been a really good experience for us to work with local schools and the general public to raise money and awareness of keeping fit as well as the challenges this can include for injured soldiers."
The event was, in part, a collaboration with the Sports Makers volunteering workshop that was held on campus earlier in the week. The Sports Makers project is a national initiative based on the Olympics legacy and encourages people to involve others in sporting projects within the community. The sports students were encouraging fellow students, staff members and school children to volunteer and take part in sporting activities.
Maxine Chamberlain, sports lecturer at Cornwall College Camborne, said: "The students have done a great job organising the event and running it for 24 hours straight. They've worked hard to raise money for a really worthwhile cause."
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "This is a great charity to raise money for and our students have done so well to not only stay awake for 24 hours but to partake in physical exercise for that length of time is great, and shows the determination and dedication of our students."
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