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Charity cycle marathon raises £1,000
8:30am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
TWO Knutsford Academy pupils cycled around the town on Friday, raising more than £1,000 for Comic Relief.
James Woods and Kieran Holland, 13, decided to raise money for the cause by cycling eight loops of Knutsford – around 25 miles.
In doing so they raised an impressive £1,077 for the charity.
Kieran said: “We decided we wanted to help people who are in need across the world.”
James said they were grateful for all the support they received from parents, friends, family and teachers at the Academy.
“Keiran had an idea of doing a triathlon but the times didn’t fit so I said what about a bike ride,” he said.
“We had a target of £50 and didn’t think about getting any higher. We’d like to say a big thank you to all the businesses who helped us out.”
Tom Horner, student support officer at Knutsford Academy, said: “It’s a phenomenal achievement by the both of them and they’ve done it all off their own back. Everyone at the school is very proud of them.”
TWO Mobberley Primary school students baked themed cakes for Comic Relief over the weekend.
Sophie Foord and Amelia Thomas-Wade girls sold their cakes outside a house opposite the Co-op in the village on Saturday.
The sale was a huge success, and they sold 120 cakes within an hour, raising £78.