Charity 10-hour triathlon by team of teenagers for Cancer Research

National Citizen Service EMN-161207-174404001
National Citizen Service EMN-161207-174404001

A group of teenagers are going that extra mile for charity with a fundraising triathlon.

The 16 and 17-year-olds from Sleaford and district are currently taking part in the National Citizen Service scheme and have already spent a week learning employability skills with local businesses at Nottingham University and life skills through a week’s outdoor adventure stay at PGL at Caythorpe.

They are now planning fundraising activities to demonstrate their contribution to the community and have chosen to support Cancer Research UK.

Group mentor Emily Webb said: “It is a worthy cause that is close to most people’s hearts as it affects so many.”

On Monday they plan to run a cake stall from 9am until 5pm on Sleaford market and will be bag packing for shoppers’ donations in Tesco and Iceland on Tuesday.

Then on Wednesday they will embark on their own 10-hour ‘triathlon’ for sponsorship cash along with another bake sale from 11am until 6.30pm.

This will begin with a 6km walk in the morning, followed by a 15km swim at Sleaford leisure centre, rounding off with a 32km static bike ride in the centre’s foyer.

On Thursday July 21 from 8am to 4pm they will hold a fundraising car wash at Eastgate car park.

If you see them you are encouraged to give generously - and get your car cleaned!