9 March 2015
Instructors from the Number 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Cosford
2 March saw the launch of the ‘RAF Around the World’ charity event at RAF Cosford.
The event will see 11 military personnel, all instructors from the Number 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Cosford, cycle, run and row (static) 25,000 miles around the world whilst aiming to raise £10,000 for Telford Hospital Children’s ward, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA).
The brainchild of Sgt Richard Turner (Rick), said; ‘The decision to specifically support the three charities comes as my son has spent time at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, and all members of the team, including families, have at some point experienced some form of support from Macmillan and RAFA.’ RAF Cosford Station Commander, Group Captain Adam Sansom, was also present at the launch and added ‘Even though there are lots of events like this out there, the fact that people are prepared to step outside of their busy work schedules to show support for these three charities is fantastic. Cosford is very much delighted to be a part of the local community and this is a fantastic effort by all.’
Representatives from all three charities witnessed the launch at the School of Physical Training gymnasium. Emily Morgan, Regional Fundraising Manager for Macmillan said ‘It is an inspiration and amazing opportunity to have these instructors challenging themselves by covering 25,000 miles in a year. The money raised will make a huge difference both nationally but also locally to people requiring cancer support in Cosford and the West Midlands’.
The team will be fundraising at local supermarkets across Telford and at Albrighton Fayre over the next few months. People can also donate by going to the Virgin Money Just Giving page.