Peninsula Dental Students Complete Charity Cycle Ride
A group of students from Peninsula Dental School have completed a cycle challenge to raise money for children at Ermington Primary School.
The group successfully completed the 50 mile cycle challenge from Bude to Plymouth in order to raise funds for new equipment, including radio aids for children with hearing difficulties. The group of cyclists, all of varying abilities, braved torrential downpours to cycle the route in 5.5 hours.
Radio aids enable pupils to hear more clearly by reducing background noise and eliminating the problem of a student being far away from the teacher. The teacher also wears a transmitter and a microphone during lessons.
Zoe Brookes was one of the students that took part in the cycle challenge. She stated that she is happy that the money raised will make a huge difference to the children’s lives and enable them to learn more and participate in classes. Zoe added that many children with hearing difficulties find school very difficult through no fault of their own and the team was happy to help to make school a more positive experience for them.
The group raised a total of £600 and donations are still being accepted.
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