Four Richard Huish College students embarked on a marathon trek from Lyme Regis to Exmouth to raise funds for Marie Curie UK and North Devon Hospice following the loss of their inspirational teacher, Mike Twyble.
Mike was a longstanding member of staff at Richard Huish College and the Course Manager for Law until his death recently due to cancer.
Huish student, Charlie Brock, wanted to honour Mike’s memory so decided to raise funds for Marie Curie UK and North Devon Hospice so they could continue to provide much-needed support to others fighting cancer.
He set up a fundraiser page and put forward the challenge that he and fellow students would complete a Marathon March for Mike, walking 26.65 miles along the southwest coastal path. His target was to raise £1,000 for the charities.
Charlie said: “He always went above and beyond for all his students, helping them with any problems they had.”
Kitted out in their walking boots, Charlie, Felix, George and Josh set off from Lyme Regis and were blessed with unseasonably pleasant weather as they stomped across to Beer. From there, they were greeted by Huish staff and spectators at Sidmouth.
Unfortunately, the good weather did not last and the boys pushed on in increasingly blustery conditions to reach the finish line in Exmouth where staff, family and friends were waiting.
Becky Flower, Vice Principal for Student Support, said: “We are so proud of these students for organising and taking on this challenge, they have exceeded their target raising over £2,000 for the charities and this fitting tribute to Mike has meant a lot to our Huish community”.
Anyone who like to sponsor the Marathon March in Memory of Mike Twyble should visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-marathon-march-in-memory-of-mike-twyble?fbclid=IwAR3g09V_qv8YqOMCtJK0g-PE0xp7UWI5LQhFKTns_beuSCPeQzYcMOYLMKE.