RAF Valley hit the road for charity

The team from the base did it in an amazing 22 hours 40 minutes finishing this morning raising money for Crime Beat North Wales and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The task has been led by Sergeant ‘Shuie’ Thompson, a RAF Search and Rescue Instructor:  ‘Running this beautiful coastline has been a privilege and we are looking forward to being able to donate the funds raised to the two brilliant charities’.

 The Station Commander, Group Captain Adrian Hill, who kicked off and finished the event said: ‘My station is totally focussed on supporting our community.  Crimebeat North Wales is about helping youngsters and communities help themselves.  The RAF Benevolent Fund has always been there to support our people and our families’.  He added: ‘Just 2 weeks ago we signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant for Anglesey, which seeks to bring about more understanding, today is a step toward that as we are helped by many local people and businesses to succeed.  Together we are making the Covenant Count’.

 The RAF Teams were welcomed home by former High Sheriff Professor Robin Grove-White who said:  ‘My own walk around the Island for Crimebeat took over 13 days – that the RAF have managed it in less than 24 hours is quite spectacular!’