Co-ordin8 students and staff have recently been seeing if they can put together a half a mile of pennies at The Coverdale Hall, Paignton Parish Church. Following the appeal, coppers were collected, tables were set out and lines of pennies were painstakingly placed in line. All hands were on deck to help as over 5,000 individual coins had to be set out.
Shane Robinson, tutor with Co-ordin8 said: ‘A grand total of an eighth of a mile was achieved, which was not quite as far as the target but non the less the effort was amazing and was of benefit not only as a fund raiser but also a fun exercise in counting, measuring, maintaining and improving dexterity and fine motor skills.
“When tallied up this amounted to over £200!
“So a big thank you for all of the kind support from local students, parents, carers, friends and the public in donating their spare coppers to help make this such a fantastic event. All of our service users will directly benefit from all the monies raised as it will be used to purchase new materials and equipment for their sessions.’
Pictured: Staff and Students at Co-ordin8 put together a half mile of pennies at Paignton Parish Church during the afternoon of Friday 15th March.
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