London Rat Race 2010

Kirsty Lyall and Reg Cobb

Rat Race Challengers Hope To Get The Pounds Rolling In For Charity

Two adrenalin seekers from Kensington and Chelsea College are hoping to raise funds for charity by taking part in the London Rat Race Challenge.

Described as an ‘urban adventure’ the gruelling challenge puts contenders through their paces as they spend a day completing activities across London including a 65km bike ride, kayaking, rock climbing and running.

Kirsty Lyall, a Sign Language Communicator at Kensington and Chelsea College and Reg Cobb, who is the college’s Disability and Learning Support Manager, are among the thousands expected to take part in the challenge on Sunday September 26.

The pair are hoping to raise funds for the charity Skill – The National Bureau for Students with Disabilities. Skill promotes opportunities for young people and adults with disabilities who are in education, training and employment.

Speaking about the challenge, Reg Cobb said: ‘The charity is one that is close to both mine and Kirsty’s heart, especially as we already work with them through our role at the college. It’s important to raise the profile and funds for organisations such as Skill, who work hard to assist those with disabilities, as education can often be key to leading a fulfilling and independent life.’

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