Students from Nottingham Girls’ High School Junior School have stepped it up for charity and raised more than £1,400 for Children In Need with their annual sponsored six-mile ramble, supported by Nottingham Express Transit (NET).
Now in its third year, the 6.3 miles sponsored charity walk – which took place on 17 November – saw students
Starting at the Beeston Canal at NET’s Gregory Street stop, the young ramblers walked to the Canalside Heritage Centre at Beeston Lock, before ending at the Meadows Embankment after walking along the River Trent.
To help the participating 170 children and 20 supervising staff complete the route, NET provided complementary tram passes to each of the students and staff so they could take the tram from the High School tram stop to the start of their walking route.
Alison Sweeney, head of marketing at NET, said: “It was brilliant to be able to support Nottingham Girls’ High School Junior School’s annual Children In Need sponsored walk for another year.
“I’d like to offer a big congratulations to all the students and staff who took part in clocking up those miles and, more importantly, for helping to raise vital funds for a very worthy cause.”
Taking five hours to complete, the route takes place all on proper footpaths, with just one road crossing for tram stops at either end.
Mark Cox, school consultant teacher at Nottingham Girls’ High School Junior School, added:
“This is the third year we’ve partnered with NET to help deliver this popular charity fundraising event.
“With their help, our charity city walks have helped our students get active while highlighting how easy it is to access long-distance traffic-free walks within Nottingham, by using a sustainable method of public transport.
By generously providing us with complimentary tram passes, they’ve enabled us to raise more than £1,400 for the thousands of children who need it most across the UK through the national Children In Need campaign.”