Star Students Glow in the Dark
Newman students Chloe Collins (Longridge) and Holly Rhodes (Ashton-on-Ribble) have been overwhelmed by the support they have received for their “Glow in the Dark” walk.
The girls decided to arrange a 10 mile, night-time walk around Preston’s Guild Wheel, to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Oncology Ward; a cause which is close to both girls’ hearts.
The pair had aimed to raise £500, but this target has been smashed with the money raised totalling over £1500!
Holly, 17, said; “It is amazing to have come this far…..we have come quite a way getting everyone involved. The walk went really well and took us about four-and-a-half hours. Everyone has said they are really proud of us and we are really are proud of ourselves.”
Chloe and Holly, who both study Travel and Tourism at Cardinal Newman, roped in support from their own families and friends for the walk. 19 people, of all ages took part, the youngest of whom was 11. They walked from Wolseley Road near The River Ribble – where they were all given a musical send off by DJ Jake Wilkinson – finishing at Merry Trees Lane, near Miller Lane.
Funds were further boosted by the girls being able to collect at the egg rolling event at Preston’s Avenham Park on Easter Monday.
A big congratulations to the girls for all their hard work!