Over 100 students from St Helens College sweat it out to show their support to local hero, Andy Reid, in a challenging charity fundraiser to raise funds for AIM, a unique charity aimed at inspiring and motivating amputees.
Andy Reid, formed the charity with friend and fellow amputee, Stephen Cruse, to encourage and support amputees to make the most of life.
Local students participated in a day of physically challenging activities from sponsored sit-ups to triathlons which successfully raised £888.00.
Level 3 Public Service student, Daniel Woodward, 18, said, "We decided to compete in a press-up challenge. As a team we achieved over 10,000 press-ups during the day and although it was physically and mentally challenging I am pleased as team we have been able to help the worthy charity by collecting sponsorship money."
Grant Williams, Lecturer in Public and Uniformed Services added, "The fundraiser was huge success with over £800 being raised for AIM. The students received a real boost when Andy along with Jackie and Stephen from the charity turned up to support the students."
Andy Reid, AIMs Director of Public Relations, said, "It has been a pleasure to meet the students and staff from St Helens College who have put so much effort into supporting the charity. The students seemed to have really enjoyed the day despite looking exhausted from their fantastic efforts. It has been a great day and we hope to continue our great partnership with the College."
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Andy Reid, Stephen Cruse and Jackie Palmer of AIM with St Helens College students.
Stephen Cruse from AIM participating in the days challenging activities with St Helens College students.