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📰 Cycle Challenge at Southampton Airport raises over £400 for RAF Benevolent Fund

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.”
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    • RAF Cycle Challenge participants at Southampton Airport

    RAF Cycle Challenge participants at Southampton Airport