Students throw their support behind runner Amanda

Sports students (from left) Jemima Baker, Kim Fisher, Heather Smith and David Desa. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG280312-12MD To order pictures please visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or phone 01775 765433
Sports students (from left) Jemima Baker, Kim Fisher, Heather Smith and David Desa. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG280312-12MD To order pictures please visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or phone 01775 765433
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BUDDING Paralympians will be helped in their Olympian dreams by staff and students at Spalding’s South Holland Post 16 Centre.

Teaching assistant at the centre Amanda Halifax is running this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the national charity, Get Kids Going!, which gives disabled children and young people the opportunity to participate in sports by providing special wheelchairs and gives support to budding Paralympians in the run up to London 2012.

Some of the students she teaches decided to do some fundraising for her by organising a car wash, and two students, 18-year-olds Ryan Seamark and Ryan Long, volunteered to have a leg and armpit wax at the centre’s beauty salon.

The car wash was organised by sports student Heather Smith who was helped by fellow students Kim Fisher, David Desa, Jemima Baker and Marcus Willows-Thompson.

Sports teacher Nikki Saines said it was hoped that £120 would have been raised from the two events.

She added: “I think Amanda chose this charity because it’s a bit different and the sports students got on board because she teaches them.”