In June 2018, MPC Croydon held a sponsored 10 mile log run to raise funds for their charity, The Motivation and Learning Trust. Organised by Staff Nicoll, a team of 34 Learners and staff planned the route and raised sponsorship – some Learners raising over £100! The day was eagerly awaited by all and,an amazing amount of skill and effort was put into completing this arduous and challenging task.
After each mile, and after a short break, the learners were given command tasks and games circuits. As the route progressed, the strain on their faces grew. After the relief of moving from the log to the running group, Learners soon found themselves back on the log again, with their arm and leg muscles straining to maintain the demanding pace.
With Staff Atkin setting the speed and direction, Staff Instructors Nicoll, Lopez, French and Allen supervised the Learners. They ensured that the changeovers were carried out safely and the group was kept as tight as possible. Many Learners found the event really challenging and all of the staff were ready to offer support. Bemused civilians shouted encouragement along the route.
Over £1,000 was raised for The Motivation and Learning Trust. An outstanding amount considering the numbers involved. I am delighted to say that other colleges are now planning similar events and raising funds for their charity. The Chair and Board of Trustees of the MLT Charity would like to thank Croydon College and all others who fundraise for the MLT. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.