12-year-olds complete 8-hour basketball shoot to raise £500 for charity
Felpham Community College students Max Chester and Rylee Newman raised £500 for charity during the school’s Youth Action Week with an eight-hour sponsored basketball shoot.
The year-seven friends started at 11am and finished at 7.30pm, taking just three ten-minute breaks for water and food in the incredibly hot, sticky weather at King George’s Playing Field.
The 12-year-olds said: “It was fun to do and we kept going all day, it was just tough towards the end as it was such a hot day and our feet got tired as we were doing lots of running and dribbling as well as shooting. Our families came down throughout the day to support us and bring us drinks and snacks, and sun cream! It was nice to raise some money for charity and do sport (which we both love) at the same time. Next year we are going to do 12 hours on the pitch, but we might do football instead!”
Youth Action Week saw FCC students hold fundraisers for the three charities chosen by the student body to support this academic year – My Sister’s House, Cancer Research UK and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
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