Rescue crew help dreams come true
CAN you help a team of Wattisham-based transatlantic challengers to make Dreams Come True? > Four intrepid military professionals are now well on course to compete in this year's acclaimed New York Marathon, with the goal of raising thousands of pounds for seriously and terminally ill children.
By Debbie Watson
CAN you help a team of Wattisham-based transatlantic challengers to make Dreams Come True? >
Four intrepid military professionals are now well on course to compete in this year's acclaimed New York Marathon, with the goal of raising thousands of pounds for seriously and terminally ill children.
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Senior Aircraftsman Aron Anderson, 23, Flight Lieutenant David Kay, 33, Junior Technicians Andy Fraser, 29, and Ian Pateman, 26, are all in the early stages of training for the gruelling 26.4 mile event.
The foursome, who all hold posts at the Suffolk RAF Search and Rescue Squadron now desperately need your help to raise the race funds on behalf of Sussex-based charity Dreams Come True.
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"Dreams Come True is a really worthy cause and we felt that it would be the perfect charity to benefit from our part in the marathon," said Flt Lt David Kay.
"We've already started looking for sponsorship and now we're stepping up our fundraising efforts by planning an evening event which will include entertainment from local musicians, together with an auction of promises and raffle".
Preparation for the charity night is still in the early stages and is having to fit in around some tough long-distance training for the foursome.
The team hope that local businesses will be prepared to donate promises and prizes to their event, as a means of boosting their overall efforts on behalf of Dreams Come True.
"We've set ourselves a really high target because we're collectively hoping to raise around £10,000 for the charity," explained Flt Lt Kay.
"It's something that we believe is achievable – but we'll need the help and support of firms and individuals if we're going to reach the goal in time for the marathon in November."
He added: "We would be delighted to hear from anyone who can offer us a
promise for the auction, a small prize for the raffle, or even a token amount of sponsorship.
"Every contribution – however small – will help us get just a little bit closer to the target."
If you would like to help the quest of the Wattisham team, call 01473 430980.