NSC Aspire Staff Take on Bridgnorth Walk

NSC Aspire Staff Take on Bridgnorth Walk

L/R David Mayfield and Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas, an Engineering Lecturer at North Shropshire College (NSC) and David Mayfield, a Learning Support Assistant, have completed the ‘Bridgnorth Walk’. Simon and David both work at North Shropshire College’s (NSC’s) Aspire Centre, which is based in Burford, Tenbury Wells.

Simon and David were raising funds for ‘Make a Wish’ UK, a charity that ‘grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions’. They chose ‘Make a Wish’ to support their colleague Sarah Probert, who has been fundraising for the charity since one of her children was seriously ill six years ago, so far the pair have raised £200 for the charity.

The walk regularly raises over £100k for good causes and charities and has been running since 1967. Simon and David took on the full 22 mile walk and completed it in 4 hours and 48 minutes, with a pace of 3.8mph. Simon Thomas commented, “A week before I didn’t think I could do it because of shin splints, but I recovered sufficiently to take part. It’s all about showing students that all things are possible”.

For more information on NSC’s Aspire Centre and the qualifications on offer please visit our website, www.nsc.ac.uk or call 01584 811749.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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