Uckfield students in charity climb

Duke of Edinburgh Award students from Uckfield are hoping to collectively climb the height of Mount Everest in a fund-raising effort this weekend.

Ten teenagers, who are in Year 12 at Uckfield Community Technology College, will be taking part in the event at Ditchling Beacon on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

It will involve ascending the hill from the lower car park, then being transported back to the bottom, repeating this throughout the day.

They aim to raise £500 to donate to the Rotary Club Emergency 'ShelterBox' appeal.  This money will buy one fully-equipped box which can then be sent to a place where a natural disaster has occurred.

The boxes contain the basic means of survival for ten people including a tent, sleeping bags, cooking stove, tools and water purification system. Each has a unique code so they can be tracked wherever in the world they go.

In the picture are some of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award participants, from the left: Robert Primrose, Kayla Martinez, Leon Manss, Camilla Compton, Eleanor Watson and Luke Dunne. Also taking part are Lottie Logan, Emily Elston, Becky Thorpe and Becci Walter along with some staff from the college. Members of Uckfield Rotary Club will also be there to provide support and refreshments.

If you would like to contribute to the fund-raising please contact Eleanor on 01825 760102.

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