2 June 2014
Mark Williams wearing the suit to be worn on the Three Peaks climb.
This summer RAF Wittering's Bomb Disposal Squadron will climb three mountains in bomb suits to raise money for Macmillan.
Between 13 -21 June members of the 5131 Squadron will scale the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales wearing 35kg Explosive Ordnance Disposal suits, as well as cycling to these mountains in between their daring climbs.
Climbing the Three Peaks is a challenge in itself, but doing this in a 35kg suit is a feat that's never been tried before.
RAF Wittering's 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron pick a charity to raise money for every year, and supporting Macmillan was an easy choice for them, "Earlier in 2014 one of our most senior and experienced Bomb Disposal Operators was diagnosed with a serious form of cancer. This has had a great impact on all of us in the Squadron and we think that all cancer sufferers deserve as much support as possible."
Macmillan Fundraising Manager Jessica Levin said, "We are so grateful that RAF Wittering's 5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron have chosen to support Macmillan. The Three Peaks challenge they've set themselves is very unique and we can’t wait to hear about their progress. The Squadron are aiming to raise £5,000 and this would pay for a Macmillan nurse for a month, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support."
You can make a donation on the Squadron's JustGiving page or text BOMB90 with your amount to 70070.