Royal Air Force Personnel Aim to Climb Equivalent of Scafell Pike 300 Times
Personnel from RAF Spadeadam will be keeping busy this coming Friday 8th April, by collectively running, walking, cycling and rowing the height of Scafell Pike 300 times, in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund and Every Life Matters Charities.
A team from the base will be here at The Lanes in Tower Square, whilst others will be taking part virtually, either on base, or at home, aiming to cover a combined height of 293,400 meters. Some of The Lanes team will also be joining in, including Centre Manager, Mark Nott. The challenge will start at 8am and the team hopes to be complete by 6pm!
Organiser of the event, on behalf of the Station Charities Committee, Flying Officer Preddy said: “The aim of the event is to raise essential funds for these two very worthwhile charities. The
RAF Benevolent Fund supports not only Serving personnel, but also veterans and families, and the Station has fundraised for them for a number of years. This year, we also wanted to
include a local charity, and chose Every Life Matters, which is based in Cumbria, and provides Suicide Safer Communities and Suicide Bereavement Support across the region.”
Those taking part virtually will be sending updates to the organising team, so that all distances covered can be counted, and a total kept through the day! Come along and cheer them on. If you cant make it and you still would like to donate then you can via the JustGiving page.