Cycle Challenge at Southampton Airport raises over £400 for RAF Benevolent Fund28th May 2014
A team of nurses and healthcare assistants from the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit brought a cycle challenge to Southampton Airport, to raise money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. The team – a mixture of Navy, Army and Air Force personnel from Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth – cycled an astonishing 377 miles in just five hours on exercise bikes in the airport terminal.
Generous passengers donated more than £400 to the charity as a result of the incredible cycling challenge – which is the equivalent distance of a flight from Southampton to Dublin.
Anthony Cleightonhills, Terminal Operations Co-ordinator from Southampton Airport, said: “This entertaining cycle challenge certainly caught the attention of our passengers and made for a lively terminal. We’re thrilled to have helped raise money for this worthy cause.”
Heather Kemp, Regional Fundraiser from the RAF Benevolent Fund said: “We are delighted to have worked with Southampton Airport. The cycle challenge was such a fun event and we appreciate the generosity of both the participants and the passengers who donated to support members of the RAF family in need.”
For more information about Southampton Airport visit www.southamptonairport.com.
RAF Cycle Challenge participants at Southampton Airport