Four college students embarked on a trek from Lyme Regis to Exmouth to raise funds for Marie Curie UK and North Devon Hospice.

The students at Richard Huish College in Taunton, Somerset, started in Lyme Regis and walked 26.65 miles across the South West Coast Path, through Sidmouth and Beer to finish at Exmouth.

The students are taking part in the trek following the loss of their teacher, Mike Twyble. Mike was a longstanding member of staff at Richard Huish College and recently died from cancer.

Student Charlie Brock set up a fundraiser page and put forward the challenge to his students of walking 26.65 miles along the southwest coastal path. His target was to raise £1,000 for the charities.

Kitted out in their walking boots, Charlie, Felix, George and Josh set off from Lyme Regis at on Friday, Febraury 17. They stomped across to Beer where they were greeted by Huish staff and spectators at Sidmouth.

As they reached 19.31 miles, Rowena Mudge, Course Manager for Law, and Kim Pritchard, Head of Pastoral and School Engagement, congratulated them: “We are so proud of the students’ efforts, they are doing such a wonderful job fundraising – just keep walking."

The boys pushed onto reach the finish line in Exmouth where staff, family and friends greeted them with a confetti cannon reception.

Becky Flower, vice principal for student support said: "We are so proud of these students for organising and taking on this challenge, they have exceeded their target raising over £2,000 for the charities and this fitting tribute to Mike has meant a lot to our Huish community."

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