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Cycle challenge for students

Some of the students taking part in the challenge

Some of the students taking part in the challenge.

St Andrews students fundraising for a life-changing trip to Zambia have cycled the distance from John O’Groats to Lands End… without leaving Fife.

The group cycled the 874 miles on stationary bikes positioned around town to raise funds for this year’s Project Zambia, an ambitious initiative launched last year.

The £560 raised from this event will go towards the project set up in 2009 by a group of dedicated students and staff from the University of St Andrews.

Students are recruited from two sections of the University’s student body: top performance athletes are chosen for their commitment to sport, while students who have shown commitment to pastoral volunteering, aiding their fellow students, are chosen to extend their experience in the caring professions.

The students, and staff seeking professional development, travel to Zambia to live and work in the communities, schools and orphanages for the summer months in conjunction with Sport in Action.

For further information on Project Zambia visit: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/projectzambia.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/projectzambiadonate.

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Issued by the Press Office, University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook, Senior Communications Manager on 01334 467227 / 462529, mobile 07900 050 103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ref:  Cycle challenge 220410

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