The deputy principal of Chesterfield College has been in the stocks to help raise money for Sarcoma UK.

Debra Gray, alongside other senior members of staff, was pelted with soaking sponges as part of a fundraising event held by Mark Lievesley, an inspirational brickwork lecturer diagnosed with the rare Sarcoma form of cancer.

“Everyone at the college has been so supportive,” Mr Lievesley said.

“Loads of people have come along to help raise money, and I think just how everybody has come together is something that needs recognising.”

The event, held over the New Year, has helped Mr Lievesley raise more than £10,000 for the charity.

Trevor Clay, acting principal at Chesterfield College, said: “He’s an inspiration to a lot of people through his experiences and his commitment.

“It has been great to see people rallying around him raising money for this wonderful cause.”

Sarcoma UK is a leading charity offering support to patients with sarcoma, as well as funding medical research and awareness campaigns.

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