Impressive trek for charity

Students from Tuxford Academy completed the Lyke Wake Walk on Sat 27th August, for a range of different charities.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 28th September 2011, 6:13 pm

They crossed the North Yorkshire Moors, a distance of approximately 40 miles, in an impressive 15 hours.

Only stopping for snacks and hot drinks, the four Tuxford Students one former student, two parents, an instructor from the school and two dogs, Crackers and Chloe, started the walk at Cote Ghyll Caravan & Camping Park at 5am on 23rd August.

The group finished the same day at the Lyke Wake Stone at 8pm.

A coffin made at school was carried as an additional challenge because the history behind the walk is that monks used to carry bodies across the walk for burial but in this case it was always done overnight leaving the monastery at midnight.

They managed to raise approximately £150 plus to be split between each of their chosen charities, which were: The British Red Cross, Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Royal Air Force Association and Help for Heroes.

Inclusion instructor Frank Nichol said: “This is a fantastic time in which to complete the walk.”

“I am very impressed with all the hard work put in by students, helping to raise money for their chosen charities.”