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Posted: 26/03/14

Students get fit for great cause

Students were limbering up and counting the cash in last week at West Nottinghamshire College – to support a national charitable cause.

  • Sports facilities co-ordinator Rachel Foster and student Ryan Bromyard with the smoothie bike
  • Students Victoria Norton and Kathryn Dobbins help Sainsbury's deputy manager Gary Evans deal with his waxing pain

In aid of Sport Relief 2014, students across all college campuses got involved in a range of sporting activities to raise sponsorship money.

Activities such as pool tournaments and table tennis competitions were staged through the college’s sport development team and the Students’ Union, as well as a number of prize tombolas and Wii fitness challenges.

Touring the college campuses throughout the week was the smoothie bike which challenged students to pedal a bicycle to increase fitness while spinning a smoothie blender packed with fruits and juices of their choice to create a healthy snack.

Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Bromyard, a student on the BA Hons Top up Sports Studies course, took up the smoothie bike challenge at the Derby Road campus. 

He said: “I’m quite used to spinning exercises so cycling the smoothie bike was quite easy – but it was nice to get a drink at the end. I’ve made sure I’ve contributed to the Sport Relief fundraising bucket too!”

The week’s events ended with NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy students giving Mansfield Sainsbury’s deputy manager Gary Evans a smoothing treatment in the shape of a leg wax.

Students Victoria Norton and Kathryn Dobbins helped Gary and colleagues raise cash at the Nottingham Road branch using their waxing skills which they’ve learnt at the college’s Revive salons and spa.

The college’s sport development team leader Colin Eley said: “Last week’s sporting events were a real success and I was especially pleased to see people giving different activities ago as well as contributing what they could afford to Sport Relief.

“It was good to see many students signing up to our spinning sessions being held at the college with the eventual aim of us organising a sponsored bike ride to Skegness in the near future.”