Northampton College students have taken part in a special red-themed festival to mark the launch of this year’s Tenner Challenge.
Students created an event called, ‘Ramp up the Red’ which involved pupils and teachers wearing red and taking part in a series of activities in exchange for donating money.
All profits will be donated to the British Heart Foundation, .
Local employer, Simply Business, has been working closely with the college offering the students business advice, whilst Northampton Fire Service educating attendees on fire safety as part of the red theme fund-raiser.
Virgin Active also supplied a Zumba teacher and donated prizes for the ‘kick up’ and basketball challenge; SantaPod and Northampton Saints Rugby both donated prizes for the raffle and the Sustrans Advisor from Northampton University brought a smoothie bike allowing guests to turn a cycle ride in to an exotic juice.
One group of pupils, aged sixteen to eighteen years old, spent their ten pound pledge on red sweets to put on a stall containing red-themed merchandise including baked goods.
Natasha Ipinge, 17, a student at Northampton College said: “It’s great to be part of a team working towards something worthwhile like this.”
The Tenner relay will finish at the Bank of England in London on Friday where Chris Salmon, the Bank of England’s Chief will present a cheque for the total profit made by the ten relay schools.