Huddersfield New College (HNC) staff and students will be aiming to walk 1000km next week to support The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice's ‘Walk Around The World’ challenge. 

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is the College’s Charity of the Year, and throughout the year the College has hosted a number of various fundraising events. 

Throughout next week the College will take part in the Hospice’s Walk Around The World challenge which aims for schools and colleges to collectively walk 24,900 miles which is the total circumference of the Earth.

On 18th and 22nd June staff and students will walk over the lunch period, and then on 19th and 21st June they will walk throughout the day.  Collection buckets will be available to raise funds for the Hospice. 

Since September the College has raised over £3000 for the Hospice, and a number of students have also taken part in various volunteering opportunities.

Lee Speight, Teacher of PE and leader of the College’s charity and enrichment programme says: “The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice was chosen by students as our Charity of the Year, and over recent months we have hosted some fantastic fundraising events. Having a chosen charity not only allows us to make a real difference to a great local cause, it has also opened up some valuable volunteering opportunities which help our students to give back whilst developing their own skills. We have an ambitious target, but we know that as always our staff and students will support our charitable activity and get involved!”

Further information will be issued to staff and students via Moodle News Bites and Progress Tutors.