Airmen cover thousands of kilometres in gruelling challenges to raise £5,400 for hospice

Flt Lt Mark Jacklin and Sqn Ldr Geordie Graham handing a cheque over to Jenny Baskett, Challenge & Events organiser for St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150730-132538001

Flt Lt Mark Jacklin and Sqn Ldr Geordie Graham handing a cheque over to Jenny Baskett, Challenge & Events organiser for St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150730-132538001

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Airmen from RAF Honington walked, ran, marched, canoed and took on other gruelling challenges to raise more than £5,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Members of 2623 (East Anglian) RAuxAF Squadron were put through their paces in activities including a 10-hour treadmill and relay tab at the arc shopping centre, in Bury St Edmunds, a Land Rover pull, a run across the Brecon Beacons and an ultra triathlon.

They managed to exceed their initial target of covering 2,623km after clocking up 2,691km and raising £5,443.09 for the hospice.

Sqn Ldr Paul Graham said: “The guys have worked really hard and gone the extra mile with this challenge, many electing to undertake tough endurance events, all of which underpins the arduous nature of our role as RAF Regiment Gunners.”