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Student’s cycling challenge raises £400 for life-changing charity

We are delighted and proud to share the inspiring achievement of our year 10 student Zach, who cycled an impressive 40-miles to raise funds for Canine Partners as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Zach cycled five and a half hours along the canal towpath to the river at Stourport-on-Severn and back last summer. His hard work and dedication paid off, raising an incredible £400 for the charity, which is dedicated to transforming the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs.

These life-changing companions provide their partners with greater independence and improved quality of life, offering security and practical help with everyday tasks. They also offer psychological and social benefits such as increased confidence, social interaction and self-esteem for individuals.

Canine Partners relies on donations and legacies to help fund their life-transforming partnerships, including the selection and training of service dogs. Zach’s contribution will help make a massive difference to those in need.

At Thorns, we are immensely proud of our students and their achievements, and Zach is no exception. He has proven to be an outstanding role model for our community, demonstrating dedication, compassion and hard work in support of such a worthy cause.

Congratulations Zach on your amazing accomplishment and for making such a positive contribution and impact to the lives of others.

Read more about Zach’s story on the Canine Partners blog here: Peddling in charity cash – Canine Partners