Thumbs up for students thumbing a lift... to Wales

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Members of The University of Sheffield Students’ Union are putting their faith in the power of their thumbs - as they hit the road to Wales in support of St Luke’s Hospice.

Baby Bummit is an annual one day charity fundraising event by the students’ union that this year will see hundreds of intrepid travellers heading from Sheffield to Cardiff on November 12.

But the only way they are allowed to complete their mission – setting off at 7am and arriving in the Welsh capital no later than midnight the same day - is to hitchhike the whole 150 miles.

Last year’s Baby Bummit, to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, raised more than £15,000 for charity through sponsorship.

“We are delighted to have been selected as one of the charities being supported by Baby Bummit in 2014,” said St Luke’s Hospice Community Fundraising Manager Clare Robinson.

“If you see the Bummit fundraisers on the road please do help them along their way as every mile they complete really will make a difference to the lives of St Luke’s patients and their families.”