College of West Anglia students get behind Billy Lee, one of their own, with cycling challenge
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College of West Anglia (CWA) pupils pedalled the distance from Wisbech to Paris in aid of fellow student Billy Lee.
The 20 year-old, of Wisbech St Mary, was studying towards an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship at the college when he was struck with bone cancer resulting in full leg and half hip amputation.
He needs to raise £70,000 to pay for a prosphetic leg and hip.
To help him in his fundraising quest, the students, who are training to be teaching assistants, hopped on exercise bikes at the Hudson Leisure Centre in Wisbech.
They covered 368.8 miles, the distance between Wisbech and Paris, between them within two hours.
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Students Kirsty Thomas, 17, of Wisbech and Abbie Wood (17) of March, came up with the idea and soon got the backing of their fellow classmates.
Kirsty Thomas, 17, of Wisbech, said: “We were really touched with Billy’s story and wanted to do something to help.” Course Director Tara Sage said: “I am very proud of Kirsty and Abbie for organising the event and for the rest of the class who soon got involved.
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“Our thanks go to the team at the Hudson Leisure Centre for allowing us to use their facilities to complete the fundraiser.”