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600SQN: RAF Reserves

maRAFAthon team 2015 (MT15)

Fundraising for The RAF Association (RAFA)

198 %
raised of £3,600 target
by 104 supporters

The RAF Association (RAFA)

We provide welfare support to the RAF family

Charity Registration No. 226686 (England & Wales) - SC037673 (Scotland)


Thank you for visiting the fundraising page for the

600SQN maRAFAthon Team 2015.


The Plan

Our plan in January 2014 was to form a 600SQN Marathon Team to take part in the 2015 London Marathon. Unfortunately not all our team members were successful in the London Marathon ballot. However, unsuccessful ballot applicants were offered guaranteed places in the Edinburgh Marathon and that is how the team became involved in the Edinburgh event as well as London.

Of the original seven team members, two dropped out after the results of the ballot process were announced in October 2014. The remaining five continued with their plans to take part in either the London Marathon or the Edinurgh Marathon.

Two team members were allocated ballot places in the London Marathon and another two places were required (from a charity) to create a London Marathon team of four. We decided not to have a team of five because we thought at that time to have a third charity place (another £1,700.00) would place too much of a fundraising burden on the team. The two charity places came from the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) and we therefore re-named ourselves the 600SQN maRAFAthon team.

As RAFA required £1,700.00 per charity place (£3,400.00 in total), we decided that as we are 600SQN our fundraising total would be £3,600.00.

So now the Plan is to have a team of five, with four taking part in the London Marathon (LM15) and one taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon (EM15).


The Objective

All five team members, four of whom have never taken part in a Marathon before, are to complete their respective Marathons resulting in a team mileage total of 130 miles and raise at least £3,600.0 for The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA).


600SQN maRAFAthon team

The London Marathon, Sunday 26 April 2015 (LM15) and Edinburgh Marathon, Sunday 31 May 2015 (EM15) have now taken place with all 5 team members completing their respective Marathons.

Below the team is listed along with their results in the following format: (Location) [Marathon 26mi] [Half 13mi] [30k] [10k] [Overall Place] [Total Runners]

Layla Davidson (London) - [03:59:15] [01:59:28] [02:49:09] [00:57:21] [13,752] [37,584]

Allan Dillon (London) - [04:46:25] [02:17:14] [03:18:38] [01:02:39] [25,806] [37,584]

Fern Gwinnett (London) - [03:59:15] [01:59:27] [02:49:10] [00:57:22] [13,754] [37,584]

Richard Needham (London) - [04:12:36] [02:00:22] [02:53:41] [00:56:16] [17,090] [37,584]


Gary 'Edge' Edgerton (Edinburgh) - [05:29:30] [02:27:58] [03:44:19] [01:10:18] [06,679] [07,184]



If you wish to make a donation, there are two methods to choose from or why not try both!

1. ON-LINE. Click on the Donate button on this page and provide your donation (don't forget Gift Aid) or

2. ON-MOBILE. Use JustTextGiving by sending your text to 70070 and the following message RAFA60 £5 (don't forget Gift Aid).

Please note: The JustTextGiving donation can be any of the following amounts: £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10.


Additional Fundraising - 1

Allan's Virgin Money Giving fundraising page:

Donations on Allan's VMG page will appear on this page as 'Offline Donations'.


Additional Fundraising - 2

The maRAFAthon team decided to organise a bucket collection on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June for Armed Forces Day 2015 (AFD15) in aid of RAFA and the monies collected would be allocated to the overall amount raised on this page.

The maRAFAthon team are grateful for the assistance from their 600SQN colleagues and 'Friends of 600SQN' with this collection.

The following amounts were collected: -

Friday 26 June - Cannon Street - £1,772.00

Friday 26 June - London Bridge - £1,787.00

Saturday 27 June - Paddington - £532.00

A total of £4,091.00 for RAFA and the maRAFAthon team.


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600SQN would like to thank: -

The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA): for allocating TWO of their much sought after London Marathon places to the 600SQN team.

NetworkRail: for allowing us onto their premises to collect for RAFA at Cannon Street, London Bridge and Paddington.

and finally,

Everyone who has taken part in this fundraising project, raising £7,160.00 for RAFA.



Gary 'Edge' Edgerton



  • 600SQN CREST
  • (LM15) - LAYLA +43