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Norwich schoolboys walk to Cromer for Cancer Research UK

PUBLISHED: 23:02 27 December 2017

The eight Sewell Park Academy schoolboys who walked to Cromer for Cancer Research UK. In no particular order: Joe Oldfield, Curtis Martin, George Hudson, Sam Furness, Faris Shah, Tyrell Chester,  Archie Wade-Briggs and Liam Bailey. Picture: Debs Oldfield

The eight Sewell Park Academy schoolboys who walked to Cromer for Cancer Research UK. In no particular order: Joe Oldfield, Curtis Martin, George Hudson, Sam Furness, Faris Shah, Tyrell Chester, Archie Wade-Briggs and Liam Bailey. Picture: Debs Oldfield

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It all started with the idea of walking to the coast during the Christmas holidays.

The boys walked Weavers Way from Aylsham to Cromer. Picture: Debs OldfieldThe boys walked Weavers Way from Aylsham to Cromer. Picture: Debs Oldfield

Originally, the Sewell Park Academy schoolboys planned on walking from Norwich to Yarmouth, but they reluctantly accepted there was not enough daylight at this time of year.

Instead, the boys decided they would walk Weavers Way, from Aylsham to Cromer, and they would raise money for charity while they were at it.

During the last weeks of term, the headteacher allowed the boys to use assemblies to amass support for their fundraiser, with donations so far totalling £319.98.

The walk was approximately 17 miles and took the schoolmates around seven hours to complete.

The eight Sewell Park Academy schoolboys who walked to Cromer for Cancer Research UK. In no particular order: Joe Oldfield, Curtis Martin, George Hudson, Sam Furness, Faris Shah, Tyrell Chester,  Archie Wade-Briggs and Liam Bailey. Picture: Debs OldfieldThe eight Sewell Park Academy schoolboys who walked to Cromer for Cancer Research UK. In no particular order: Joe Oldfield, Curtis Martin, George Hudson, Sam Furness, Faris Shah, Tyrell Chester, Archie Wade-Briggs and Liam Bailey. Picture: Debs Oldfield

Upon arriving in Cromer, the boys met a lady on the beach called Jenni Randall who shared their story on the Enjoy Cromer More Facebook page.

The post has since received more than 200 likes.

To donate, visit their fundraising page.

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