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Students to raise money for SAS

Five watersports students from Falmouth Marine School are preparing for a kayaking trip, which will see them circumnavigate the Isle of Mull, fundraising for Surfers Against Sewage.

The Isle of Mull, which lies off the west coast of Scotland, is approximately 100 miles in length and the Watersports Instructor' students are undergoing extra training in preparation. The expedition will be completed in sea kayaks on loan from Valley and P&H Sea Kayaks and is expected to take over a week.

John Latham, CEO and principal of Cornwall College said: "This is an unusual and exciting opportunity for the students to hone their expedition and kayaking skills. It's also great that in doing so, they are able to raise money for a worthy cause, such as Surfers Against Sewage."

The trip, which will take place during the Easter break, has been organised by Iain Fish, Watersports lecturer, who said: "This will be a great opportunity for the students to really appreciate what they are raising money for. Amongst the sea life that it is possible to see around the Isle at this time of year are Minke whales, seals, sea eagles and dolphins and the snow capped mountains will look stunning from the sea on clear days. Although the weather will be, well, typically Scottish".

As well as raising funds for Surfers Against Sewage, the students and Iain are looking to local industry to help support them with a loan of equipment or financial assistance. So far HSBC, WC Rowes, Tesco and The Wodehouse Arms in Falmouth have pledged money to help pay for the expenses of the trip.

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