Two 15-year-old schoolgirls have been praised by a leading charity after raising more than £1,400 from a gruelling cycle ride.
Camilla Dent and Lucy Abell, pupils at King’s High School in Warwick, cycled across the North of England – pedalling around 140 miles in three days – on behalf of British Blind Sport.
The teenagers had hoped to raise £1,000 for British Blind Sport, a charity which enables visually impaired people to have the same opportunities as sighted people to access and enjoy sport and recreation.
Alaina MacGregor, CEO of the charity which has its headquarters in Leamington, said: “It is great that Camilla and Lucy dreamt up this challenge, planned it all, completed the journey and raised the money.
“While the cycle itself was impressive and required considerable training, it was several months in the making.
“We rely on charitable giving and sponsorship to carry out the work that we do, so we are very grateful for what the girls have done.”
Camilla, from Kenilworth and Lucy, from Stratford, made a successful bid for an award from the King’s High Parent Teacher Association to assist them in their endeavour and their headmistress Elizabeth Surber asked them to tell the rest of the school about their charity ride in a school assembly.
She said: “We are very proud of the efforts Lucy and Camilla have made on behalf of such a worthwhile charity, which is based locally but works across the UK.”