Students at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) are planning an exciting 12-hour Spinathon to raise funds for a celebration they are organising on behalf of the charity to mark its landmark 150th Anniversary this year.

RNC Student, Nell Doubledee, aged 20 from Ipswich, is organising the Spinathon as part of her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and asking students and members of thePoint4 (tP4) fitness centre to join her on the day.

Putting her organisational skills to the test, Nell will develop her decision-making and problem-solving skills as well as having to use initiative, creativity and enterprise to put on this impressive event, which will ultimately see her leading a team of RNC students, staff and tP4 members through a gruelling 12-hour cycling challenge.

The event will take place in one of the tP4 studios, using the centre’s spin bikes, with 12 x 45-minute sessions taking place on the hour, every hour, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 22:00 on Friday 28 January 2022. Current pandemic protocols will be followed at all times.

Nell said:

‘I have chosen to do a Spinathon challenge for my EPQ as I really enjoy spin classes. This event is accessible to visually impaired people, which means all students at RNC can get involved. We are so lucky to have access to thePoint4 facility on campus which really helps us to look after our mental and physical wellbeing.’    

Progress on the day can be followed by searching the hashtag #RNCSpin150 on social media.

To support Nell and her fellow spinners, you can donate via RNC’s official spinathon fundraising page here: