Launceston Grammar's year 12 class have gone above and beyond to raise money for Cancer Council Tasmania as part of their annual walkathon.
The event sees students cover 80 kilometers in 24 hours and this year, the cohort smashed their fundraising target of $40,000 by raising $56,000.
Participant Charlie Townsend said the experience of the walkathon would bond students for the rest of the year and beyond.
"It was a big effort, the memories will be life long and incredible, the comradery is something we will take to our graves, it's a big experience for all of us," he said.
"It was harder than I expected but being able to talk to people that you wouldn't normally talk too and then also being with your friends, it's like you're all in this together."
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Headmaster Richard Ford praised the efforts of all the students who walked tirelessly to raise money for those affected by cancer which is something close to home for the students.
"Incredibly proud to see grade 12 finish the 58th walkathon, they've done it together for a great cause that they really believe in that's had an impact on them, to be at this point now ... is terrific to see," he said.
"For these students, they've been seeing other grades before them go on this journey and on this walk and it is something that generations of Grammar students have done.
"I think it really reflects what the school looks to do which is challenge students and see them grow and see them on every step of their life thinking what can they do to help others."
Key events and activities including an acoustic night, an aviator fly-in luncheon event at the Booth family property Rostella, car washing, hair shaving and merchandise sales helped raise money for the event.
The school adopted the event after hearing about the challenge by former United States president John F. Kennedy.
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