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Coalville Air Cadets Walk 10 Miles for Charity

Article posted: Sep 30, 2008 by sl1

Cadets and staff from 1188 (Coalville) Squadron Air Training Corps walked 10 miles at the weekend to raise money for charity.
Cadets and staff from 1188 (Coalville) Squadron took part in the RAF Cottesmore Rutland Water Walk to raise money for two charities Help for Heroes and Anna’s Hope. Help for Heroes is raising money for members of the Armed Forces who are injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The charity is currently trying to raise £6million pounds for a swimming pool to help with rehabilitation. Anna’s Hope is raising money to fund research into a cure for children with brain tumours.
The Squadron raised £140 for the charities and each person who took part was rewarded with a certificate.
The walk concluded with a fly by of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Lancaster and an after walk party.

Flying Officer Rebekah Harrison RAF VR (T) said,’ It was a really good day. Despite the slightly sore feet we completed the walk to raise some money for very worthwhile charities. I hope that the squadron will take part again in the future’.