Pupils undertake 24-hour ‘hugathon’ for charity

Bethany Jo Luke, Zana Martin, Sarah Beddow, Shannon Johnston, Lauren McCreadie, Daniel Crick and James Railston.
Bethany Jo Luke, Zana Martin, Sarah Beddow, Shannon Johnston, Lauren McCreadie, Daniel Crick and James Railston.

GENEROUS students at a school in Seaton Delaval hugged it out in aid of charity.

Seven students from Astley High School recently took part in a 24 hour hugathon challenge and raised more than £80 for PC David Rathband’s Blue Lamp Foundation.

Allowing one student to take a break of only a few minutes every six hours, the group hug was maintained, even late into the night when some exhausted members dozed off.