Wisbech students take to their bikes to raise money for trip of a lifetime

Hughes Electrical in Wisbech is helping two local students in their attempt to raise £8,000 to go on

Hughes Electrical in Wisbech is helping two local students in their attempt to raise £8,000 to go on trip of a lifetime. Getting ready for the bike ride are, left to right, Samuel Gowler, David Youngs and Ayran Hodgson. - Credit: Archant

Hughes Electrical in Wisbech is helping two local students in their attempt to raise £8,000 to go on trip of a lifetime.

Samuel Gowler and Ayran Hodgson, Year 10 pupils at Marshland High School, are planning to spend four weeks in Borneo where they will help local communities build better facilities, including a new classroom.

One of the fundraising events, a 36-mile cycle to Hunstanton on May 7, prompted Hughes’ Wisbech store manager, David Youngs, to get involved.

David said: “I used to play football with the boy’s fathers and heard about their fundraising efforts so decided to see if I could help.

“Hughes donated a 32” TV for a raffle prize and, as a reasonably experienced cyclist, I volunteered to ride with the boys to Hunstanton and back.


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“A couple of years ago I rode 100 miles a day for five days with some of my work colleagues to raise money for charity so will be able to use this experience to help Samuel and Ayran tackle the route on a busy Bank Holiday weekend.”

Anyone can call into the Hughes shop on the Market Place in Wisbech to buy raffle tickets. The draw takes place on the afternoon of May 7.

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For more information about the boys’ trip to Borneo visit http://campsinternational.com/product/camp-borneo-jungle-school-expedition

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