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Easton & Ottley College support SOS

Written by  Hayley Gerrard
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Easton & Ottley College support SOS

Students from Easton & Otley College took part in a walking marathon to raise funds for Norwich's SOS Bus.

A total of 28 students and three tutors from Easton & Otley College, walked 26 miles along the Marriott’s Way from Aylsham to Norwich and raised over £380 for the SOS Bus.

Richard West from Easton & Otley College said “The students wanted to raise money for a local charity as part of their level 2 Extended Diploma to Public Service course and chose the SOS Bus as their charity of the year. We really pleased that we managed to raise so much for such a great local cause”.

Jenny Smith, SOS Bus Co-ordinator said: “We are incredibly grateful to the students of Easton College for the tremendous effort that they put into organising this fund raiser.  The generosity of those who have made donations will help us to keep the SOS Bus on the road so that we can continue to help those in need”.

The SOS Bus was nominated by Norfolk campus students at Easton & Otley College to be one of two charities of choice for 2013/14. A cheque for all the money raised this year will be handed over to SOS Bus representatives during the college prize day ceremony at the end of June.  

For further information about SOS Bus and to find out how to support the charity, please call 01603 763111 or visit . To make a donation to the SOS Bus to visit

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 22:06

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