Bucks students go head to head in first ever Mark Webber Youth Challenge

  |  Published: Jun 3rd 2014

Buckinghamshire students have helped to raise almost £3,000 for a local education charity after taking part in the first ever Mark Webber Youth Challenge.

Teams from Aylesbury College and Amersham and Wycombe College competed against each other in a series of mental and physical challenges in aid of the Aylesbury College Trust (ACT). The event was also supported by a number of local organisations, including the competition’s main sponsors, Prolinx and AVDC.

Following a series of gruelling tests, which included a 1 hour 30 minute endurance race, a hand cycle circuit of Silverstone and mental agility challenges, the 12-strong team from Aylesbury College was crowned the winner. Attendees and special guests were then treated to a three-course lunch in the exclusive British Racing Drivers’ Club, where a number of fantastic prizes were auctioned off.

Pauline Odulinski OBE, chair of the Aylesbury College Trust, commented: “The first ever Mark Webber Youth Challenge was a great success and we’re delighted with the level of support from local students and businesses. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event and hope to see more teams getting involved.”

The winning team was presented with a trophy and individual medals by high-profile racing driver Mark Webber, patron of the Aylesbury College Trust.

The trust was launched in 2011 to help deserving students who may require financial support to continue in their studies. With the support of local businesses, ACT aims to raise a minimum of £50,000 per year to provide bursaries, grants and scholarships.

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