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Trustees march to support RAF Museum

Posted 21 May 2019 · Add Comment

A Trustee from the Royal Air Force Museum is set to lead a march of over 100 miles to raise £101k for a children’s playground at the Museum site in Cosford.


Courtesy RAF Museum Cosford

Nick Sanders of Sutton Coldfield will be leading other Trustees and VIPs associated with the RAF Museum on the walk between RAF Cranwell near Lincolnshire and the RAF Museum at Cosford in the West Midlands.

In the RAF’s 101st year, he is leading a group walking 101 miles from RAF Cranwell to RAF Cosford (to arrive on the day of Cosford Air Show) with the aim of raising £101,000 for the STEM playground which is aimed at inspiring young visitors to Cosford.
 
Nick joined Rolls-Royce as an apprentice in 1979 and went on to work in the Product Support Group and Engine Development and was the Project Manager for building the first Trent Demonstrator engine L0. Nick is now the Executive Chairman of Gardner Aerospace. Nick will be joined by his RAF Museum colleague Robin Southwell.

The walk of just over 100 miles will take-off from RAF Cranwell at 9am on Wednesday 5th June and will follow a route passing through the east of Nottingham, crossing over the River Soar at Kegworth, through Lockington, Walton on Trent and Coven before a safe landing at the Cosford Air Show at 11am on Sunday 9th June.

Nick Sanders is an aerospace engineer by training and has spent many years turning around struggling industrial businesses. He said: “Robin and I are looking forward to the RAF Museum 101 Walk. It is fair to say that neither of us are in the first flush of youth, but we have been training hard to make sure we are good shape for the hard miles ahead. We are raising money to build a children’s play area at the RAF Museum in Cosford so that there is something for all ages and interests to get involved with when they visit. The new playground at Cosford will provide a fantastic space for families to spend time with their children.”


For further information visit: www.rafmuseum.org or to sponsor: www.justgiving.com/campaign/RAFMuseum101Walk

 

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