Bridgwater College residential students, based at the Cannington Centre, have undertaken the 36 mile long trek from Nether Stowey to Porlock to help raise money in support of the Somerset Levels Relief Fund.
Students gave up their free time once a week for three and a half hours to complete the walk in four stages across the Quantock Hills, Brandon Hills and Exmoor National Park; each stage was approximately 8.4 miles.
One student in particular, Brandon Simmons, who has come to study at Bridgwater College from Bermuda, personally raised over £200 with the kind contributions of friends and family all the way from the Atlantic Island, which has its own Somerset Island.
Brandon’s parents said,
“We had been made aware of the flooding but did not realise how bad it was until we looked it up on the internet. Brandon had then told us that he was doing a fundraising walk and we decided that we would see if we could help in a small way.”
Dominic Tinnelly, Student Liaison Team Member who helped plan and lead the event said,
“The students have done a brilliant job rising to this challenge and for such a worthy cause; they have done themselves and Bridgwater College very proud.”