RAF College Cranwell cyclists raise a staggering £10,500

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A TEAM of eight cyclists and two support drivers from RAF College Cranwell recently returned home after cycling over 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

After months of planning and arduous training the team cycled into John O’Groats just 10 days after starting their challenge and managed to raise more than £10,500 for the charity.

The team was headed up by Wing Commander Peter Keenlyside, and was made up of personnel from all areas around the station.

He said: “I was exceptionally proud of the efforts and determination shown by all the RAFC Cranwell team members and am delighted that we managed to beat our target of £10,000 for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

“As servicemen this charity is very close to our hearts as it continues to do exceptional work providing help to both past and present RAF personnel and their dependants.”

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, providing support to all members of the Royal Air Force family.

They are there to help serving and former members of the Royal Air Force, as well as their partners and dependants deal with a wide range of issues, from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement.