VIDEO: Non-stop cycling for 12 hours at RAF Wittering to help MS Society

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AIRMEN and women from RAF Wittering undertook a 12-hour spinathon on Thursday at the base to raise money for charity

The stationary cycling event was organised by Senior Aircraftwoman Danielle Spicer and her husband Chris, also a Senior Aircraftman, for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Pictured, SAC Chris Spicer and his wife SAC Danielle Spicer

Pictured, SAC Chris Spicer and his wife SAC Danielle Spicer

It was a joint effort between the Station Catering Flight and the 3 Mobile Catering Squadron.

Danielle, who has been stationed at Wittering since July, said: “We arranged it together because my mum and her twin sister both have multiple sclerosis. It’s a charity we have been connected with for a while. ”

This is the second time Danielle has raised money with the RAF for the charity, after staging a similar event while stationed in Oman last year. She said: “It was a lot warmer there.”

Their efforts have been widely supported by those on the air base, with 24 different people volunteering to cycle an hour session each alongside the ever present couple who are alternating hour shifts over the 12 hour challenge.

Danielle said: “We are being sponsored, we also have buckets for people coming on and off base and we are going round the whole camp with a charity bucket tonight and we also baked cupcakes and flapjacks which we are selling.”

So far £500 has been raised through sponsorship alone.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society works to give sufferers of the disease a better way of life, providing them practical aids like stair lifts and social aids like days out as well as continually trying to find a cure for the illness.