St Hugh’s School, Woodhall Spa, didn’t let a downpour stand in the way of a magnificent day of fun and fundraising for charity.
 
More than 200 pupils, staff and parents took part in a muddy fun run and enjoyed an array of fundraising activities – all to raise money and awareness for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Matt Hampson Foundation.
 
The star of the show was a giant 8kg Easter egg, donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund by Magna Specialist Confectioners in Telford, which was raffled to raise money for the RAF’s leading welfare charity. With £750 worth of tickets sold in the week leading up to the event at RAF Stations and in the community, the lucky winner was announced on the day as Officer Cadet Joseph Riley from RAF Cranwell. The 200 attendees were also treated to a Typhoon flypast from RAF Coningsby


 
Chris Ward, Headmaster at St Hugh’s School, said: “The RAF Benevolent Fund is a charity close to our heart. St Hugh's has a longstanding connection with the RAF not only because of our location, in the heart of Lincolnshire, but also that so many RAF families have chosen us for their children. It was perfect choice to raise money for the Fund given the great work that they undertake for the RAF Family.”


 School fun run and RAF flypast raises money for charity
Lisa Hunt, Regional Fundraiser at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “Without the generous support of schools like St Hugh’s we wouldn’t be able to carry out the work we do, supporting more than 55,000 members of the RAF Family. The day has been such great fun and it has been wonderful to see everyone having a good time in the name of charity. We’re incredibly grateful to Gerry Taylor at Magna Specialist Confectioners too, for donating such an incredible Easter egg, and handful of other chocolatey treats too. It goes to show that support, in whatever form, can make such a difference to those we aim to help.”

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