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Raising money is child's play for RAF Brize Norton
6:00pm Friday 4th May 2012 in News
MORE than 500 service men and woman at RAF Brize Norton completely failed to act their age as they raised money for cystic fibrosis.
The base’s sports pitch was flooded with brightly coloured plastic as a crowd of fully-grown adults attempted to bounce their way to the finish line on space hoppers.
It was all organised by Sgt Jim Gregory and Sgt Ali Hedworth whose respective daughters, one-year-old daughter Ophelia and six-year-old Leah, both have the condition.
Several celebrities even dropped by to lend in raising money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
TV presenter Ben Shepherd, far left, and DJ Goldierocks both came to Brize to help raise money, while Brian Blessed was forced to pull out at the last minute after injuring himself.
Sgt Hedworth, 27, of 47 Squadron, said: “Space hoppers are a great thing for people with cystic fibrosis because the act of bouncing helps them to clear the mucus from their lungs so they can breath more freely.”
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