RAFA Granddad Proves Age Is No Barrier


The RAF Association’s committed fundraisers never cease to amaze those they meet with their continued dedication and hardwork. Retired ex RAF man Doug Richards has done incredible work so far for RAFA but is planning something even bigger with a fundraising target of £500 as he attempts to conquer Greenland.

October this year will see Doug, 65, take on a half marathon challenge in Greenland, including several kilometres of running on the Polar ice-cap itself.

“Coping with the freezing temperatures is every bit as difficult as dealing with the heat of the desert,” Doug said. “Running on the ice cap will be a new challenge as I will have to wear crampon-like attachments on my trainers for grip.”

Doug has previously completed races in the Moroccan Sahara, China, Sri Lanka and Jordan, but also has experience of running in extreme cold having completed a half marathon in Siberia. So he is more than ready for this new challenge.

If you would like to help Doug towards his fundraising target, please visit www.justgiving.com/DougRichards-greenland  or email drichards3@sky.com

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