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Students to take on big challenge

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 21, 2014

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A GROUP of students are to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

The eight students at University of Exeter's Cornwall campus at Penryn hope to raise £3,000 for Hope for Children.

Matthew Ramsay, the only Cornish-born member of the group, said: "I've always been an active volunteer, but over the last year or so I haven't been doing so much fundraising so I wanted to do something big that will really push me out of my comfort zone.

"I'm happy to be raising money for Hope for Children as a few years ago I visited Swaziland and supported a local school for orphans.

"I hope our efforts as a team will go a huge way to helping over 70,000 children in Asia and Africa."

The group will depart on September 1 and donations can be made at www.hopeheroes. org/event/Exeter2014 by clicking to sponsor a student.

The other students are Katherine Appleby, Sashin Gauchan, Chris Veall, Millie Kiff, Rebecca Bettison, David Whitehead and Hannah Nottage.

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