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16 June 2014

Cardiff and Vale College Auto students pull together for charity

Auto students at Cardiff and Vale College have gone on the pull for charity – raising more than £160 with a charity tug-of-war competition.

The tug-of-war was organised to raise funds for automotive industry charity BEN. The event also contributed towards the students’ Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.

The students raised £162, which included a contribution from the College. The event took place during the recent heavy rain, which made the going incredibly soft.

“The Body Shop Team were the winners over the Mechanical Team by three wins to two,” Auto tutor Dan Cooke said. “The winners were then challenged to a College tutor/management contest which was poised at two-two when the rope snapped and they all ended up on the floor in the mud so the contest was judged a draw.”

Chris Brown, Regional Development Manager for BEN, said: “Undaunted by driving rain and even a snapped rope the students showed the characteristics needed for their future success. I’m optimistic this event has also set a precedent, not just for Cardiff and Vale College, but other automotive colleges around the UK to follow in the future.”