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Marathon Running Dad comes up trumps for Squadron

Mark Porter, keen marathon running father of one of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadrons highest achieving sports cadets showed that sporting achievements run in the family when he ran two half marathons to raise funds for the Squadron.

Mark ran his first fund raising half marathon in Hinckley on the 9 th May and the second in Coventry on the 23 rd May.

When Mark recently visited the Squadron to present the CO with his hard earned sponsorship money he said, “ With the help of HSBC Bank, I raised a total £894.00 and I'm more than happy to have done my bit for the Squadron which has and continues to provide so many opportunities for young people like my daughter Gemma. Hopefully, I'll keep myself fit and run a few more, I'm planning to run the Royal Parks half marathon in London and the Birmingham half marathon, both in September of this year. ”

Parent power, Mark Porter runs the Hinckley half marathon
Sporting achievement, Mark Porter completes the Hinckley half marathon

Flight Lieutenant Ian Crewe officer commanding 121 Squadron said, “Mark has really shown outstanding parental support for the Squadron by running both the Hinckley and Coventry half marathons. Not only has he come up trumps by single handedly raising such a truly outstanding sum of money for the squadron but to cap it off, one of the photographs we took of him with the cadets after he completed the Coventry event also helped us to win first place in the Wing photographic competition this year. On behalf of all the cadets who will benefit from his efforts, I would like to thank Mark and HSBC Bank for their truly exceptional support for the Squadron.

Fund raising parent, Mark Porter and the cadets of 121 Squadron celebrate after he completes the Coventry half marathon

 

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