50 best Saffron moments - 40 - 31

PUBLISHED: 11:08 28 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:05 31 May 2010

40 MARATHON MAN Thaxted teenager Stuart Fallas, 15, helped raise £800 for Dreamflight after finishing ninth in the London mini-marathon (April 27). Stuart, who attends the Helena Romanes School, finished fourth in his age group and ninth overall raising c

40 MARATHON MAN

Thaxted teenager Stuart Fallas, 15, helped raise £800 for Dreamflight after finishing ninth in the London mini-marathon (April 27). Stuart, who attends the Helena Romanes School, finished fourth in his age group and ninth overall raising cash for the charity, which rewards disabled children. He said: "The race was a great experience."

39 RUGBY STARS

Two pupils from Saffron Walden County High School starred for the Essex under-15 team which came runners-up in the National Youth Rugby 10-a-side Festival (May 4). Forward Tom Pryke, who captained the team and scrum-half, Will Brown, played in all the matches eventually losing to Hertfordshire in the final at Rugby School.

38 RESPECT

Ten youngsters were celebrating after they were presented with awards for completing the Uttlesford Respect Project (May 4). The project gave them the chance to take part in two activity days, 10 nights studying life skills and a week of outdoor activities. Students from Saffron Walden County High School, Newport Free High School, Helena Romanes School and Stansted High School all took part.

37 BOOKFEST

Linton's first Children's Book Festival got off to a great start with around 500 people taking part in the weekend event (May 11). Angelina Ballerina illustrator Helen Craig was there and million-selling author Nick Butterworth was on-hand to open Linton Infants' School's new library and sign copies of his books.

36 FILM AWARDS

An ex-Newport Free Grammar School pupil has picked up three national film awards at the Screen Test Festival in Bristol (May 18). Ben Satchfield, 22, from Bishop's Stortford, won the awards for his film Canformity which will appear at film festivals in Manchester and Cherbourg, France.

35 HARD WORK

Charity worker Kerry Seddon, 22, from Saffron Walden received a prestigious national award for her hard work with Dunmow-based charity Accuro. Ms Seddon was awarded a Jack Petchey Foundation Award by Jack Petchey and former-soap star, Patsy Palmer, for her three and a half years work for the charity.

34 FAR-SIGHTED

Outgoing Saffron Walden mayor, Cllr Dr Richard Freeman, presented a local charity with a cheque for £7000 (June 1). Saffron Sight was the mayor's chosen charity for his year in office. The charity, which works with partially-sighted people, used the money to finance its Resource Centre.

33 LONGER LIFE

Uttlesford is one of the healthiest places to live in the country according to new research (June 22). Children born in Uttlesford or South Cambridgeshire in 2006 can expect to live to the age of 79 compared to Glasgow children who at 69.3 years have the lowest expectancy in the country. The research released by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy showed that children from affluent Uttlesford will live the fourth oldest in the country.

32 SLEEPATHON

Girls from Saffron Walden Girls Brigade took part in the Giant Sleepover to raise money for children's charity, Childline (June 29). Twenty-three girls aged between six and 11 joined 34,000 others from all over the world in the record-breaking event. The girls also took part in a second world record the next morning when they took part in the biggest simultaneous teeth-brushing session.

31 FUNDRAISERS

Phenomenal fundraising efforts by a Little Sampford couple have helped thousands of Ukrainian children affected by the Chernobyl disaster

(July 6). George and Marion Mills' charity, British Aid or Deprived Children, has been spearheading projects for years and their hard work has led to the construction of one of Ukraine's biggest rehab centres for children. Over the past 10 years, the

Mills have taken over millions of pounds' worth of equipment, all supplied by generous benefactors.

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