Cadets from 1015 Horsham Squadron volunteered to help with Race for Life on Sunday 2nd June in Horsham Park.
Race for Life is a series of fundraising events for Cancer Research, including an annual 5km run in Horsham Park. Cancer Research raises money for research over 200 types of cancer, and Horsham Air Cadets are proud to support the organisers in helping to run this event.
After an early start, the cadets completed tasks including setting up the event sponsor flags and clearing the park ready for the event. They then donned pink wigs whilst participating in the warm-up.
After lining up at the start line before the runners started their race the cadets issued water and medals to all finishers at the end of the run.
The cadets all had a fantastic time, including Cpl Read, who said, “It really gives you a sense of how many people are affected by cancer, and cadets are always happy to help in events such as these.”
After they had finished packing up, the staff rewarded the cadets’ hard work with ice cream!
‘A Great Success’
Flying Officer Chris Butler, Officer Commanding 1015 (Horsham) Squadron, said: “Horsham’s Air cadets were delighted to assist once again with the town’s Race for Life. The Squadron is entirely staffed by volunteers and as such we often support and aid community projects and events in and around the town. Our cadets enjoyed the day and their contribution helped make the event a great success for the town.”
Congratulations to all the runners who raised over £50,000 for Cancer Research UK, and well done to the cadets who helped this event run smoothly.