First ever Mark Webber Youth Challenge sees Buckinghamshire students help raise almost £3,000

PUBLISHED: 10:42 15 August 2014

Mark Webber with the winning Aylesbury team

Mark Webber with the winning Aylesbury team

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

Teams from Aylesbury College and Amersham and Wycombe College competed against each other in mental and physical challenges in aid of the Aylesbury College Trust (ACT). The event was supported by local organisations, including 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 guests were treated to a three-course lunch in the exclusive British Racing Drivers’ Club, where fantastic prizes were auctioned off.

The winning team was presented with a trophy and individual medals by 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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