Date: 29/05/2012

Three Dearne Valley College (DVC) students are doing their bit for military charity Help for Heroes.

Friends, Scott Thomson, Michael Hood and Liam Bowes also known as ‘Three (Young) Men’ all aged 16 and from Rawmarsh are on a mission to raise much needed funds for the Help for Heroes charity.

So far the Public Services students have risen over £2000 doing various fundraising activities and challenges with funds continuing to rise. Past challenges have included the lads completing the High Peak Challenge, a gruelling expedition which was completed in snow with temperatures as low as -7°c.  The lads have also done the Yorkshire Three Peaks and fundraised at many local events.

The threesome have various supporters including; The Cafe at Manvers Waterfront Boat Club, Swinton Lock Activity Centre, Rotherham Youth Service, the Mayor of Rotherham and John Healey MP for Wentworth and Dearne. Acorn Containers Co Ltd based in Rotherham is also an official sponsor, as well as family and friends.

Michael Hood, Project Manager commented:
“We fundraise for Help for Heroes with a passion. We all agree that we shouldn’t feel the need to do it, as in an ideal world there wouldn’t be wounded soldiers needing help. But there is, and we feel it is the least we can do in order to thank them for what they are doing for our country”.

Their next challenge taking place in July, shall involve them scaling the Lakeland mountains, including Helvellyn, via the famous Striding Edge, and St Sunday Crag.

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