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Sponsored railway sleeper challenge

Sponsored railway sleeper challenge
29/11/2013

18 students have carried a heavy railway sleeper 8 miles, as part of a sponsored challenge, raising £350 for Tommy's Charity. The Hertford Regional College students completed the eight-mile walk from Ware to Broxbourne in four hours. The walk coincided with World Prematurity Day on November 17th. The students set off with the railway sleeper from the Ware campus of the college and travelled to their other campus in Turnford.

Tommy’s Charity was set up by two obstetricians at St Thomas’s Hospital in London in 1992 to raise funds for research into miscarriage, stillborn and premature births. To find out more about its work visit www.tommys.org.

Andy Djemal, manager of the students programmes, said: “I am really proud of the group. They worked hard as a team and showed determination during the walk”.

Of course they are not the first to lift railway sleepers as a challenge. There was the recent training story when champion boxer Tyson Fury before taking on David Haye in an all-British megafight, trained by lifting old railway sleepers

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