Halton Recruit Training Staff Raise Money for Royal British Legion

Training staff at RAF Halton embarked on a 48 hour non-stop treadmill challenge in the stations Findlay Gym to raise money for the Royal British Legion. They expect to cover at least 296 miles in that time, the equivalent distance from RAF Halton to Dunkirk.

Physical Training Instructor, Corporal Ryan Hepworth who came up with the idea said: “I wanted to contribute to the remembrance commemorations so chose the Royal British Legion over the wealth of other charities out there.”

Twenty four recruit training staff including station commander, Adrian Burns are filling half hour slots on the two treadmills, fitting the challenge around their normal working duties.

The Royal British Legion charity provides financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, the families and dependants. Best known for the Annual Poppy Appeal it is also campaigns to promote the welfare and interests of current and former members of the Armed Forces