RAF Wittering bomb squadron make donation after enormous challenge

The cheque handover
The cheque handover

A bomb disposal squadron at RAF Wittering funded hundreds of hours of support for cancer sufferers when it presented a cheque for £6,300 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The cheque presentation was the culmination of a year’s fundraising when two of the 5131 Squadron’s senior non-commissioned officers set themselves an enormous challenge.

Sergeant Mark Williams (41) and chief tech Gareth Bramley (44) climbed Great Britain’s highest three peaks in a 35 kilogram, Kevlar bomb suit and cycled the 600 miles between mountains (although not in the bomb suit).

Macmillan fundraising manager Gareth Scott-Evans said: “5131 Squadron have been amazing. What they have achieved for us is just spectacular and every penny makes a real difference to someone living with cancer.”