Media Release

Staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital go the extra 100 miles for RAF charity

Staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn went more than the extra mile to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Colleagues from across the hospital participated in the 100 Mile Challenge to walk or run 100 miles between July and December and raised £250 for the charity, which looks after the welfare of RAF personnel and their families.

Each participant paid £10 to enter the challenge, which was started as a result of the hospital’s close links with nearby RAF Marham.

Medals were presented to staff who successfully completed the challenge by representatives of RAF Marham, including Warrant Officer Graham Spark MBE, Flt Sgt Terry Norman and Community Support Advisor Maydie Smith.

Warrant Officer Spark said: “Thank you very much for taking part in the challenge. We run the community support team at RAF Marham, which looks after our families and we are always looking for funding to provide that support.”

Emma Harrison, Patient Experience Lead at the hospital, said: “The RAF Benevolent Fund is a charity that is very close to our hearts as we have a number of service leavers and relatives of RAF Marham personnel who work here at the hospital, so we were only too happy to raise money for such a worthy cause.

“We are thrilled to have raised £250 and we will be looking to do more challenges in the future, including a longer challenge between April and December this year.”

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