The RAF Marham Flyers Running Club hosted its annual New Year’s Eve 10k and saw a record turnout of 219 runners. Held in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, donations from fundraisers taking part totalled more than £3,400.
Although there was a lot of surface water on the airfield following the previous day’s record rainfall, the damp, windy conditions did nothing to put off people from taking part to help support the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
The run was kicked off by Station Commander, Gp Capt Cab Townsend who led the pack at the start but was quickly overtaken by some of those serving at RAF Marham and a number of elite runners from the local clubs.
Lisa Hunt, Regional Fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that so many people battled the cold conditions to show their support for the RAF Benevolent Fund. RAF Marham has always been hugely supportive of the Fund and events like this do so much to build on the great relationship we already hold.
“The Fund was proud to spend more than £183,000 at RAF Marham last year to help support the serving personnel based there, and we look forward to continuing to help the station and the wider RAF Family throughout 2018. Thank you so much to all who took part, it makes a huge difference to the work that we do. ”
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RAF Benevolent Fund: The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity. We exist to support current and former members of the RAF, their partners and dependants, whenever they need us. In 2016 we spent £17.6m supporting more than 65,000 members of the RAF Family. For more information visit: www.rafbf.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAFBF