Stockport Air Cadets Race for Life

Sotckport Air Cadets

Stockport Air Cadets turned out for the fourth year in a row to help support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Woodbank Park. This is one of the national series of fundraising events and the only one to be held in Stockport. Two thousand runners, joggers and walkers all turned out on a Sunday morning to take part.

The day started early, with the cadets helping to set up the area, marking out parts of the course and constructing various tents and flags before the event started. There were then a few moments to grab a snack and a drink before the competitors arrived.

Once the competitors were warmed up following a short aerobics session the cadets formed a line to funnel the runners down to the start line. When everyone was in position they moved aside and lined the start point. As everyone crossed the start line, the cadets cheered, clapped and handed out “high fives” to the ladies starting their 5km run.

Cadet Warrant Officer Zoe Barber said: “Throughout the day the cadets were fantastic, so many people commented on how smart and well-mannered they were and how hard they worked! “

Once the race was underway the cadets had to prepare for busiest part of the day – manning the finishing line. The team worked hard giving out medals, water and chocolate brioche to all of the runners as they crossed the finish line.

After the runners had finished, the hard work started with cadets helping to de-rig the event, taking down the barriers, tents, flags and finally completing the all-important litter pick. Then it was off home for a well-earned rest!

Flight Lieutenant Lee Moore, Officer Commanding 162 (Stockport) Squadron, said: “Cancer Research UK is an important charity and I’m sure we all know somebody whose life has been affected by cancer. We were once again delighted to support the event in Stockport and I hope we can continue supporting the event for years to come.”

Charity Work is only one of many activities offered at Stockport Air Cadets. Girls and boys from 13 years of age have the chance to do many activities including visits to RAF Stations, Adventure Training & the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The squadron meets every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm at their Headquarters, Lockwood Fold, Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LS. If you want to be part of their June recruitment then visit, Telephone (0161) 4804390 or email [email protected]

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