Dambusters set to visit residential home on their 700 mile run for charity (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
Send us your pictures, video, news and views by texting DST to 80360 or email us
Dambusters set to visit residential home in Marske on their 700 mile run for charity
2:30pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
STAFF from a residential home are teaming up with an RAF Squadron to raise money for a disability charity.
The seven day race will be their last call in action before they go to Afghanistan.
Squadron leader Mark Jackson said: “Our guys have seen how the charity supports disabled people today and were moved beyond words. There is no more fitting tribute than to use our strength in the Dambusters Run to repay this.”
The staff and residents of Marske Hall Residency Home will cheer on the squadron as they pass through Redcar on Wednesday.
They will then host a ‘40s themed tea-party to continue the fundraising, when guests will be entertained by singer Janie St John, who will be performing hits from the era.
Local school children will also sing traditional war-time songs to the residents.
Ruth Hebden, volunteer at the service, said: “The tea dance should be a really fun afternoon for the whole community and the funds raised will help us to provide vital support for our users.”
Tickets are £3 on the door.
Comments are closed on this article.