Charity challenges see Milton Keynes College students take on staff

Students take on staff at MK College in aid of Lead Further
Students take on staff at MK College in aid of Lead Further

MK COLLEGE students took on staff in a series of sporting challenges to raise money for sports development charity, Lead Further.

The students took part in three sporting events – football, basketball and unihoc – in aid of the charity, set up by British Colleges Sport (BCS).

Alongside these events, the college also held cupcake sales and a raffle in aid of Lead Further, which supports the development of young volunteers and sports leaders.

Nikki Williams, a staff member at MK College, said: “I’m very pleased about this chance to raise money for charity, it’s a great cause and I’m delighted to be a part of it.

“I loved getting involved, even though I was a bit scared of the football and screamed a few times, but basketball was good and unihoc is my favourite sport so it was a good variety.

“Hopefully we have raised a lot of money – we helped out in the staff room by selling cakes, donuts, raffle tickets and other things like that.”

The staff triumphed in the basketball event, but the students held their own for a 1-1 draw in the football before beating their elders 4-3 in the unihoc game.

The event was set up and run by members of Miss Williams’ tutor group and the Higher Sports Leaders.

Among those involved was MK College football manager Mark Walsh who had guided his side to the quarter-finals of the National Schools Cup and had a keen eye for goal himself.