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READY TO GO The team from Park Community School, back from left, Tony Watson, Jacob Barron, Connor Saunderson, Steve Nichols. Front from left, Lee Meridith, Ayshia Nel, Jack Spencer and Mark Nichols. Picture: Steve Reid (122173-838)
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SEVEN plucky youngsters defied the image of lazy teenagers and walked 20 miles for charity.

The group of friends, who have all just left Park Community School, in Leigh Park, hit upon the idea of walking from Fratton Park to their old school as a training exercise for their grand plans for when they finish college in two years’ time.

Organiser Mark Nichols, explained: ‘We’re planning to walk all the way from John O’Groats to Land’s End once we have completely finished our education.

‘But we needed to know how far we could walk in a day and I thought “why not raise money for charity while we do it?”

‘To be honest, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be so I’m confident about our big event in a few years’ time.’

The group raised £150 for Help for Heroes.