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Community Action Day – 23 June 2017

Sponsored Walk

After a fantastic Sports Day on Thursday 22 June, HVC students today (Friday 23 June)  braved the wind and rain  and completed a sponsored walk of either 6 or 9 miles around the beautiful Hope Valley to help raise funds for three charities which are close to our communities: Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Holly’s Footprint. To date (17 July 2017), students have helped to raise £2,239.

Students walked from College up Lose Hill  and along to Hollins Cross. Students on the short walk then returned back to College via Castleton. Students on the long walk carried along the ridge from Hollins Cross to Mam Torr, then followed the Limestone Way down into Castleton and back to College.

Cyclocross Event

In the afternoon, 60 students took part in a cyclcross event run by Cycle Derby, in memory of Charlie Craig who died in January this year. Charlie was an elite cyclecross athlete and had recently been runner-up in the National British Cyclecross Championship.


In Memoriam

Our students have been joined today by many friends, family members and neighbours in our community to raise funds in memory of all the following Hope Valley College students:

  • George Green
  • Mark Cottrill
  • Kyle Hancock
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Richard Hill
  • Holly Swainson
  • Aidan Bancroft
  • Charlie Craig


How to donate

If you want to donate to our fundraising, please send either cash or cheques (payable to “Hope Valley College Fund”) to our main address or drop it into staff on Reception.

For information about these causes or to donate directly to them, please use the links below:

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY): http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/

Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity: http://www.tchc.org.uk/

Holly’s Footprint: http://www.hollysfootprint.com/