Six students covered three peaks in three days! – that was the challenge for a group of Seaford students raising funds for an even more hairy expedition.The students are all raising cash for next year’s trip to Borneo but each has to raise £3,500 to fund the four week charity trip, which will see them help to improve the educational infrastructure and living conditions of rural communities in Borneo, as well as assisting with wildlife and marine conservation.
Abbie Hansford, Tilly Gurney, James and Alexander Watts, James King, Jack Ghinn and Georgia Bardon are all hoping to take part in the expedition, which is designed to help them acquire and develop important life skills.
Because they are all under 16, they are not legally allowed to take on any full-time holiday work, so have been busy thinking up schemes which will help bring in the cash.
All except Georgia took part in the Three Peaks Challenge climbing Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Mount Snowdon in just three days – to help raise sponsorship for their trip. They are also hoping local businesses will step in to fund the 2012 expedition.