Article from the RAF Benevolent Fund website, 26 June 2014.
My wheelchair push challenge for the RAF Benevolent Fund
RAF Benevolent Fund supporter and former RAF Regiment Gunner Sean Allerton has entered the next phase of his epic wheelchair push challenge which sees him visiting RAF stations and military buildings across the UK. In a guest blog, Sean tells us how the challenge has been coming along so far.
My Push 500 challenge is at the moment in a Push 1000 miles phase. Most recently I did a 24-hour push at RAF Cranwell with officer cadets. The Commandant of the Air Training Corps joined in too, taking part in shifts.
I later did some pushing with the Red Arrows, and following that I did another 24-hour push at RAF Leeming.
Other RAF stations have agreed to support my push challenge with dates to be confirmed, but I’ll be doing the Great North Run with OC 100 Sqn and possibly a marathon the month after.
Also recently, I had a great push around London where I visited St Clement Danes, the RAF Memorial, the Cenotaph and the Bomber Command Memorial. I made a stop at the RAF Benevolent Fund building too at 67 Portland Place. It was a fantastic day and it was nice getting to meet the great people that work for the charity.
So far I’ve raised over £20,000 for the charities I’m supporting in my push who not only include the RAF Benevolent Fund but also the RAF Association, the RAF Charitable Trust and the Flying Scholarships for Disabled People.
If you’d like to sponsor me, please visit my website – www.push500.com.
By Sean Allerton