Weymouth College staff support local community with fundraisers

Two members of staff at Weymouth College have launched fundraising appeals this week for three good causes.

This week marks the 200th anniversary of the RNLI – a charity that many of us feel passionately about living so close to the sea.
Weymouth College’s security officer, Neil Carter, will be marking this special year by walking 30 miles from Lyme Regis to Weymouth RNLI lifeboat stations.

Neil, who lives in Bridport, has a family history of relatives working at sea and hopes to raise £1,000 in their honour and for the brave volunteers of the RNLI who save lives at sea.

He will be taking on the challenging walk on May 4th when he can make the most of daylight saving time.

Neil will start at Lyme Regis lifeboat station in the early morning, walking the gruelling coastal path to West Bay, then on to Chesil Beach for 18 miles of pebbles to Ferry Bridge, before joining the Rodwell Trail, Belle Vue and The Nothe to finish at Weymouth lifeboat station.

The whole walk is expected to take him approximately 12 to 14 hours.

You can make a donation here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/jurassicwalk2024

Charity chop raising funds for two good causes

Meanwhile, Alan Lawrence – Chief Instructor at Weymouth College’s activity centre, Weymouth & Portland Adventure, based at the National Sailing Academy – is raising funds for two charities having had his first haircut in more than six years.

One of Weymouth College’s Level 3 Hairdressing students carried out the charity chop on Monday, with Alan’s incredible 26 inches of hair to be donated to The Little Princess Trust, which supports children undergoing cancer treatment.

He has also launched a fundraising appeal for both The Little Princess Trust and The Veterans Hub, a local community project that provides a safe place and support for armed forces veterans and their families.

Speaking of the two charities, Alan said: “I’ve chosen the Little Princess Trust because I know how much hair can make a difference to a person and I love idea that I can donate something of myself to make life a little easier for someone out there facing a truly awful situation.

“The Veterans Hub is an incredible local charity that provides a variety of much needed support and services. Working alongside an ex-Royal Marine and through airsoft, I’ve met so many amazing and inspiring current and ex-serving men and women, I want to give something back to the veteran community and show my gratitude and appreciation.

You can still sponsor Alan here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alanchopshishairoff

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