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Media students stage 30-hour fundraiser at Cambridge Regional College

Students at Cambridge Regional College worked through the day and night in a 30-hour media marathon to raise funds for their business enterprises and local charity Centre 33.

A hundred students took part in the mammoth challenge, spending the night at the college as they worked in shifts to keep the student-run radio station Core Radio on the airwaves for the full 30 hours, creating and designing computer games from scratch and making films using a pool of props brought in for the occasion.

To add to the pressure, the students took to fixed bicycles to cycle the equivalent of Paris and back, counting up the miles on their static machines during their breaks from the microphone and design studios.

Print students also played their part in the non-stop fundraiser, which is expected to raise hundreds of pounds, recording the event for their student magazine.

Deputy principal Alan Jones said the students had worked incredibly hard to complete their 30-hour target.

“They all showed outstanding commitment during their marathon challenge. As part of their media studies, the students run their own business enterprises – including a production company, their own games business and a radio station. Their efforts over the 30 hours will help finance these as well as providing much needed help for Centre 33,” he said.

Pictured CRC’s Core Radio Cambridge broadcasting students

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For more information, please contact Lynn O’Shea, Cambridge Regional College Press Officer, on 01223 418773 or email loshea@camre.ac.uk

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