Water fantastic charity effort!

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TIRELESS youngsters from a Scarborough school got on their bikes for charity in a mammoth cycle trek.

The children from Lindhead School took on the huge challenge of trying to ride the distance from Scarborough to Asienimpong, in Ghana, to raise £1,000 for a new water pipe at the Liberty Orphanage.

The pupils were helped in their task by the loan of 35 exercise bikes and managed to cycle 2,200km during the day, with everyone taking part handing over a minimum donation of £1.

Although the distance fell short of their 5,700km target, assistant headteacher Pam Gaskell said she was delighted with the result and proud of the pupils’ efforts.

She added the money had already been handed over to the orphanage by a sister of one of the school’s teaching assistants. She said: “It was absolutely fantastic and as well as all of the children taking part we also had a lot of parents and grandparents who took part.

“There were also quite a few ex-pupils who came to help and all of the staff had a go as well.”