Marines come to Connor’s aid ahead of expedition

Wallsend's Churchill Community College student Connor Graham seen with Royal Marine Gary Richardson-the Marines are donating arrctic equipment to Connor for an Arctic expedition.
Wallsend's Churchill Community College student Connor Graham seen with Royal Marine Gary Richardson-the Marines are donating arrctic equipment to Connor for an Arctic expedition.

A STUDENT is looking forward to taking part in an expedition to the Arctic after the Royal Marines stepped in to help.

Connor Graham, a pupil at Wallsend’s Churchill Community College, secured a grant to take part in a British Schools Exploring Society expedition to Norway but was struggling to afford the kit he needed.

The Royal Marines came to his rescue, however, and last week, Gary Richardson, a marine, handed over the gear the youngster was lacking while paying a visit to his old school.

Gary also talked to other students about the career opportunities available in the marines.