Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron were out doing their bit to support this year's Sport Relief appeal on Saturday 19th March when they took up the 2016 Sport Relief challenge at the Nuneaton branch of Sainsbury's .
The cadets were out to Cycle as far as they could in an attempt to exceed the target of 165km set by the Nuneaton Sainsbury's staff. Unfortunately the cadets only had 6hrs to do it. Try as much as they could with 3hrs less that the in-store staff the cadets only managed to clock up 115km, however in doing so they managed to raise much needed funds for Sport Relief.
Nuneaton Air Cadets version of in-flight refuelling during the 2016 Sport Relief 'Supermarket Challenge'
Employees at the Nuneaton branch of Sainsbury's have been backing this year's Sport Relief with a range of fundraising activities and had asked the Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron to come in to the store on Saturday 19th March to help with the collection.
Kath Moreton, spokesperson for the Nuneaton Sainsbury's store said, “We are so glad that the Nuneaton Air Cadets have given up their time to come into the store and help to collect for Sport Relief. I think it's so good for people to see the youngsters both having fun and doing their bit to help to boost the Sport Relief collection. They did an excellent job and I would take this opportunity to thank them all”.
Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks, officer commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron added: “Nuneaton based Air Cadets answered the call to do something Sporty for Money in aid of Sport Relief 2016. We didn't manage to exceed the record of 165km set by Sainsbury's staff but we had lots of fun and gave it our best”.
“Determined to do their bit to help raise money for those less fortunate than themselves, our cadets have donned their sports kit to raise £370.38 and that's helped to boost the current Nuneaton Sainsbury's total to an impressive £5247.00 which is amazing.”
He added, “The wonderful thing about this is that the whole idea of doing something in aid of Sport Relief came from the cadets themselves, simply their way of showing that they care.”
More Photographs from the 2016 Sport Relief 'Supermarket Challenge'