Welcome to our fundraising page for the
VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 2017
No 600 (City of London) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Reserves (600SQN) is the oldest RAF Reserve Squadron in the UK. It was formed in 1925 and has a rich prestigious past with many battle honours which include the Battle of Britain in 1940.
600SQN continues to make history by raising money for good causes and the total amount raised to-date can be found using the hyperlink below:
The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 is another event where 600SQN continues with its charity fundraising activities and on this occasion is raising money for SSAFA: The Armed Forces Charity.
OUR EVENT -
The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017
The London Marathon, presently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM), is part of the World Marathon Majors (Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York City and Tokyo) and is regarded as one of the best, if not THE best marathon event in the world.
600SQN, the City of London Squadron, are immensely proud to be taking part in this prestigious event in our City, London.
Use the following internet links to learn more about the VMLM.
OUR CHARITY -
SSAFA: the Armed Forces charity
SSAFA, formally known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, is the UK's oldest national tri-service Armed Forces charity being formed in 1885 as the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association. It provides welfare support to personnel of the Royal Navy, British Army, and the Royal Air Force.
Use the following Internet links to learn more about the work of SSAFA.
OUR TEAM -
THE 600 SQUADRON LONDON MARATHON TEAM 2017
There are eight members of the team who will be running hundreds of miles in training and completing 182 event miles on 23 April 2017.
The team is: -
Gary 'Edge' Edgerton
Jacqui 'Jac' Wellington
The 600SQN LONDON MARATHON TEAM 2017 will be using the VMLM to maintain their levels of fitness for the Royal Air Force Fitness Test, to take part in this 26 mile challenge and raise much needed money for SSAFA.
The team has two ballot places and six SSAFA charity places (6 x £1,800.00 = £10,800.00), which is why our fundraising total is, and has been rounded up to, £11,000.00.
Therefore, our MISSION is to take part in the VMLM to meet and exceed our fundraising obligations to SSAFA.
OUR FUNDRAISING - Donations
If you wish to make a donation to support the 600SQN LONDON MARATHON TEAM 2017 in aid of SSAFA, there are three options to choose from: -
1. ON LINE: Click on the Donate button on this page and follow the on-screen instructions for your donation (please don't forget Gift Aid).
2. ON SPONSOR FORM: If you prefer a more traditional method of donating, please complete one of or sponsor forms which are available from any team member (please don't forget to tick the Gift Aid box).
3. ON MOBILE: Use JustTextGiving by sending your text to 70070 and the following message SAFA60 £5 (please don't forget Gift Aid). The JustTextGiving donation can be any of the following amounts: £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10.
OUR FUNDRAISING - Bucket Collections
To supplement our ON LINE donations on this page, the team will be holding a number of Bucket Collections at London Rail Stations, taking place on: -
Saturday 10 December 2016: a total of £683.09 from London Bridge Station.
Monday 12 December 2016: a total of £2,056.89 from Paddington Station.
Monday 20 February 2017: a total of £2,610.21 from Cannon Street £498.95, London Bridge £1,166.20 and Paddington £945.06
Monday 10 April 2017: a total of £2,482.51 from Charring Cross £416.14, Kings Cross £1,131.57 and Paddington £934.80
Monday 24 April 2017: a total of £000.00 from London Waterloo, on the day after the London Marathon.
The money raised at these Bucket Collections will be included on this page as Offline Donations and announced as an Update after the money has been deposited into the bank account of SSAFA.
OUR THANKS go to: -
600SQN : SSAFA : NetworkRail : Royal Bank of Scotland : NatWest Huntingdon
All our Sponsors who have donated onto this fundraising page.
Matt Baker, Suki Bola, Andy Calame, Steve Duddy, Rebb, Chris Newton, Ben Tritta,
and last but not at all least Huey Lovett of Screenery for printing our SSAFA running vests.
Gary 'Edge' Edgerton