DVC Students Bench Press a Tank

Date: 15/11/2011

The NCFE Level 2 group will bench press the equivalent weight of a challenger tank in December for the charity; Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

SSAFA has been serving the Armed Forces and their families for well over a 100 years and their work is vital. They help and support those who serve in our Armed Forces and those who used to serve.

On Thursday 8 December 2011 starting at 10.00am, the group will attempt to lift the equivalent weight of a Challenger tank which is approximately 62,500 kilos. Taking it in terms the group members will bench press and lift 10 kilo and 20 kilo weights.

As part of the Public Services Skills unit, the students have been split into groups with different responsibilities to make the important day happen. Working as a team, smaller groups have been responsible for; media, estates and charity liaison, finance, health and safety and event management.

Emma Barnett, DVC Public Services Tutor commented:

“The students have worked really hard to organise this forthcoming event. They hope to raise £1000 for the charity and with their enthusiasm and commitment I’m sure they will beat their target, I wish them all the best”.

A specially invited guest on the day will be Dorothy Logan, a representative from the Rotherham branch of SAFFA. Dorothy, based at Montgomery Hall in Wath has worked for the charity for over 50 years.

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