College students to climb Pendle SIX times!

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PUBLIC services students at Nelson and Colne College will take part in their annual charity fund-raiser on Thursday.

As part of their programme, the students have to organise and run an event in aid of their chosen charity.

In previous years they have walked the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge in a day, completed 24 hours worth of sport, and last year, they walked the equivalent of 3,557 miles – the distance it would be from the college to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

This year’s event will see the students attempt a mountainous challenge! In teams, the students will walk the same distance as it would be from base camp to Mount Everest’s summit, climbing Pendle Hill six times, which equates to the relative distance of 5,749 metres.

This year, funds raised will be donated to Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team’s Buy a Brick Campaign, which aims to build a new base for the service. Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team provides urban, mountain and moorland search and rescue for approximately 350 square miles in the Western Pennines and Lancashire. The team is self-funding and staffed purely by volunteers.