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News: Trustees to march 130 miles for RAF Museum

Published 22 March 2017, 13:26

Alan Coppin and Robin Southwell will be walking 130 miles to raise money for the RAF Museum's Centenary Programme. IMAGE COURTESY RAF MUSEUM

Two Trustees from the RAF Museum are set to walk a marathon a day for five days in order to raise funds for the museum’s RAF Centenary Programme. The challenge takes place from May 8 to 12.

Alan Coppin and Robin Southwell, both Trustees of the RAF Museum will walk between the Museum’s two public sites; from Cosford in the West Midlands to Colindale in North West London and aim to raise £100K along the way.
The 130-mile walk will 'take-off' from the RAF Museum Cosford at 9am on Monday 8 May after a sleepover in the Officer’s Mess at RAF Cosford. Following a grueling 30 miles on day one, Alan and Robin aim to reach their first stopover point in Solihull by 9pm. There will be no rest for the wicked, as it will be another early start on day two for a 26 mile leg of the journey towards Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. Stopovers will also include RAF Halton and RAF High Wycombe on nights three and four respectively, before they eventually reach the RAF Museum London on the Friday evening, completing their marathon mission.
The money raised will go towards the award-winning RAF Museum’s transformation of the visitor experience at its London site in 2018, coinciding with the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
To sponsor the Trustees visit their donate page: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/5marathonsin5days/423881

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