Students raise £300 for charity with hula hoop challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:14 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:14 15 May 2018

Pupils who took part in the sponsored hula hoop challenge.

Pupils who took part in the sponsored hula hoop challenge.


Sporting pupils from a Backwell school raised £300 by taking part in a sponsored hula hoop challenge.

Zoe taking part in the hula hoop challenge. Zoe taking part in the hula hoop challenge.

Zoe Bullock organised the event to raise money for charity after her dear family friend Vibeke Ulmann died of cancer last year.

Zoe’s mum Sara and brother Cameron completed the 26-mile MoonWalk in London on Saturday, but she was too young to sign up.

The Backwell Junior School student decided to organise a hula hoop challenge instead and 20 pupils from her class joined in and raised £300 for Walk The Walk, which donates money to charities for research and treatment for breast cancer.

Zoe’s mum Sara said: “It was a great afternoon and all the students were very enthusiastic about the challenge, some even designing their own T-shirts.

“It was an amazing example of everyone pulling together and making something good and positive come out of a very sad situation.”

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