College of West Anglia students saddle up to do 24-hour Ride-athon for Children in Need

Alison Barber, head of faculty at the Cambridge campus, pilots Milton while programme manager Jenny

Alison Barber, head of faculty at the Cambridge campus, pilots Milton while programme manager Jenny Brandham rode Frankel. - Credit: Archant

Students and staff at a Cambridgeshire college are taking turns to ride two mechanical horses for 24 hours in aid of Children in Need.

In total, 48 people are taking part in the The College of West Anglia’s Ride-athon on Milton and Frankel, which began at noon yesterday and runs through to noon today.

Riders hope to raise £1,440, which is one pound per minute.

Louise Baker, 13, is the youngest rider, with the midnight to 6am slots gallantly ridden by Alison Barber, head of faculty for Land Based Studies, Arlene Clark, executive curriculum director and Jade Rouchy, yard co-ordinator, who underwent surgery less than a week ago.

Hannah Grainger, Work Experience co-ordinator for the college, organised the JustGiving page, fundraised with all of the students, organised the text line, filled the 48 slots with riders and rode at 4am.


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Students are also baking cakes, wearing onesies, face painting and playing football.

The staff have even submitted their baby photos for students to guess.

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