Students from Stamford College Sports Department have this February been taking part in a national challenge aimed at raising much needed funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The trust create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don't have to face cancer alone. Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words "you have cancer". They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced, and they are the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need.
The students, who are studying Sports Science at the college have over the past month completed 2800 squats either individually or in teams whilst working virtually from home. The challenge was given as a chance for the group to maintain their physical fitness during the lockdown period as well as doing something worthwhile for a charity that they could relate to.
Maizie Rogers, aged 17 from Deeping said "I participated in the 2800 squats in February challenge. I took part in this challenge as a way of raising money for teenage cancer trust. Partaking in this challenge has made me realise how many teenagers may struggle with this horrible disease and how it tires them out on a daily basis. This is why I wanted to do something to help this cause. Such a great and well deserving charity. So grateful to everyone who supported us, thank you.”
Stamford College run a number of Sports courses including Sports Science, Sports Coaching and a new Personal Trainer course for students aged 16 and over. For more info go to www.stamford.ac.uk and search ’Sport’.