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Students’ European hitchhike raises £6,000 for High Peak crisis charity

'Bummit' students leaving Sheffield bound for Split. Photo contributed.
'Bummit' students leaving Sheffield bound for Split. Photo contributed.

Sheffield University students have raised over £6,000 for High Peak charity The Zink Project on their annual charity ‘Bummit’ - a sponsored hitch hike across Europe.

Around 250 students were challenged to reach Split in Croatia in two weeks by hitching lifts and obtaining free plane and ferry rides.

Paul Bohan, area coordinator for The Zink Project, which runs High Peak Foodbank, Buxton Community Café, Zink Advice and Zink Employability, said “This donation will make a big difference to people’s lives in the High Peak.”

University interns have also been involved in setting up, fundraising for and managing the Buxton Community Café, which meets on the first Friday of the month from 5.30pm at Buxton United Reformed Church and serves wholesome food on a pay-what-you-feel basis.