Portsmouth students climb thousands of steps to raise money to help Kenya

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STUDENTS from Portsmouth College climbed 65,000 steps in a bid to raise money for charity.

The sports students climbed 65,000 steps of Portsmouth Guildhall to raise money for Raise The Roof Kenya, which helps deprived families and children in Kenya by building shelters, schools and even basic tin roofing over their heads.

The 65,000 steps were climbed as a team, and it equates to the same height as Mount Kilimanjaro.

Sports teacher, Tom Aitken, met the charity founder whilst travelling in Fiji in 2010 and since has supported the project which helps build sustainable futures for communities living in poverty.

Tom said: ‘All of the students agreed that the fundraiser not only would help a great cause, but the challenge itself was fitting to the charity who believes in putting the fun into fundraising.’

More than £500 has been raised so far.