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World Challengers organise film night

World Challengers organise film night
Thursday 28th January 2010 by C. Freeman

A group of students are staging a film night to raise money for their European adventure later this year. The group, from Years 10, 12 and 13 are taking part in the World Challenge trip to Poland in July where they will trek, do voluntary work and go sight-seeing.

To take part they have to raise £1,200 each, so they are planning to do events, including car washes, a bag pack in Morrisons and sponsored sports activities.

The first event, a film night, will take place on Wednesday 10th February when Grease will be shown in the Weston Theatre. Tickets will cost £3 in advance from the Finance Office and £4 on the door. There will be a raffle and refreshments during the evening, which lasts from 18:00 to 21:00.

In addition to the group projects, the 12 students are raising cash individually through odd jobs, selling on eBay, organising discos and by fund-raising at primary schools. Adam Reed is planning to do a sponsored open water swim in the river Cam at Cambridge later this year to boost his funds.

During the Poland trip, which runs from 10th to 24th July, the group will trek through the Tatra mountains, part of the Carpathian range, as well as undertake voluntary work at the Mountain Haven Centre, which caters for children with long-term illnesses. There will also be a chance to explore the towns of Zakopane and Krakow during their trip.

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