Students host 48hour Sportathon for charity MIND

6th April 2017

FDA Sports Studies students hosted a 48hour Sportathon to raise funds for MIND, a charity committed to offering support and advice about mental health.

Over the 48 hour period, a wide range of activities took place, ranging from football, running and golf to cycling, basketball and table tennis. The students took it in turns throughout the time to ensure there was continuous sport over the two days.

James Cullingham; one of the students, spoke of a personal attachment to the charity and how “it motivates us to raise as much money as possible. This a charity close to everyone’s heart”.

Included in the event was a 5 a side football tournament open to the whole college, where for a £10 team entry fee, students could support the charity and cause whilst showcasing their sporting talents.

Elliot McGarvey, Sport Lecturer, who took the midnight slot said, “The event has proven to be a very successful one. It was an extremely rewarding experience for the students and one that will inspire them to pursue further selfless acts in the future”.

The final amount from their fundraising has yet to be confirmed, as the students are passionate to continue their efforts to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

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