30th June 2003

 

STUDENT FUND-RAISER PLANS ATLAS TREK

 

A Computing student from Hull hopes to trek across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco – but first he needs to raise £2,000 to qualify for the trip.

 

Kev Stallion, who has just finished the second year of his Internet Systems degree course at the University of Lincoln, plans to complete the trip in September as an employee of Comet in Hull.

 

The company will pay to fly its employees to Morocco provided that they can raise £2,000 to donate to National Children’s Homes, one of the UK’s leading children’s charities.

 

“If I can raise the money I’ll be spending seven hours a day for seven days climbing the Atlas Mountains in September,” said Kev.

 

The 32-year-old has already done his bit for charity this year – he ran the Humber Half Marathon on Sunday in aid of the Manx Heartbeat Appeal.

 

“My nephew was going to run the London Marathon for his father who had a triple heart bypass, but sadly he died in a car accident on the Isle of Man so I decided to run the Humber Half Marathon for him,” said Kev, who comes from Mickleover in Derbyshire.

 

Kev is using the skills he’s learned on his university course to develop a special web site which will carry the names of companies which sponsor him and links to their main web pages.

 

If you would like to sponsor Kev you can call him on 07968 568090.

 

- - - - - - - -

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Check for the latest university news at www.lincoln.ac.uk/news