Pupils step out for charity

MORE than 400 pupils took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for poorer children overseas.St Joseph's College in Ipswich raised £4,000 last year for charity by staging the event and hope to match that this year as all the funds will go to a school in Peru and other overseas development projects.

MORE than 400 pupils took part in a sponsored walk to raise money for poorer children overseas.

St Joseph's College in Ipswich raised £4,000 last year for charity by staging the event and hope to match that this year as all the funds will go to a school in Peru and other overseas development projects.

The three-mile walk started at the school in Belstead Road and continued through Belstead village before looping back round.

Bev Hudson from the school said: “Everyone had a really nice time. We are delighted to be able to help others by doing this.

“The students do their own fundraising activities throughout the year and this walk enables them to raise even more money for good causes.”