Yeovilton Sports Relief
The SPORTS RELIEF mile run came to the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton early this year.
Sailors, marines and civilians from across the air base came together to raise money for the fundraising challenge. Additionally this year the Physical Training Instructors from Yeovilton got together for an even greater effort and pulled a Rapid Intervention Vehicle or Fire Engine to the layman, weighing in at more than 15 tons with a full tank of water.
Leading Physical Training Instructor Aaron “ Taff” Davies said, “It’s a worth while cause, it’s brilliant that everyone turned up to support us and do the mile as well. Walking, running or disabled it makes no difference it has the same outcome”.
Runners were able to crack their mile up the side of the main runway at Yeovilton along the perimeter road, which had been closed temporary for the fundraiser. Taff Davies continued, “Pulling the fire engine was easy, we just made it look hard to get the cheering going, were ready to go again”.
SPORTS RELIEF brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives.
The money raised is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world's poorest countries. It goes a long way too. From transforming the lives of people in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, or those living with poor mental or physical health, to protecting street children and providing life-saving healthcare abroad