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4th Dec, 2021

Evesham College students scale Snowdon to raise £500 for Combat Stress

A GROUP of students from Evesham College have successfully scaled Mount Snowdon, raising around £500 for the charity Combat Stress.

Luke Phipps, Ryan Brebner, Zach Sinclair, Ethan Heesom and Sophie Hadley, who are all studying Public Service, hiked up the Pyg track to the summit.

As well as the cash, the group wanted to raise awareness the charity which aims to help former servicemen and women with the mental health challenges they face, such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

It offers a range of treatment services in the community, at its specialist centres, on the phone and online, and develops a personalised programme for each veteran’s individual needs.

The students choose Combat Stress because of the great work it does.

The hike also came at the end of the students’ two-year public service course which has prepared them for their future careers protecting and fighting for their country.

The students planned all elements of the trip, with minimal assistance needed from their tutor Marc Wolstenholme.

Marc said he was extremely proud of the students’ achievement and their dedication to helping the course and others in their community.

Each of the students are are credit to the college and to the local community.

The cash will go to the charity’s new At Easy appeal which aims to raise £10million to aid in the care and recovery of soldiers struggling to cope.

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