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Charlie runs Hell on the Humber for RNRMC

26 September 2017
A Royal Navy trainee from HMS Sultan, took on an impressive challenge recently to raise valuable funds for a Service charity.

Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Charlie Brooks took part in the ‘Hell On The Humber’ (HOTH) challenge, for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

Charlie, who only joined HMS Sultan back in April following his initial training at HMS Raleigh, is currently working his way through 30 weeks of training on the Engineering Technician Initial Career Course within the Defence College of Technical Training’s Defence School of Marine Engineering.

Towards the end of summer leave, Charlie took on the HOTH endurance race. The event, which runs several times a year, sees participants complete as many laps as they can of a four mile course which includes the Humber Bridge. 

To complete the challenge as part of a team would be a massive achievement, but to do this on his own is absolutely fantastic.”

RNRMC Charity Regional Fundraiser Hilary Jukes

Charlie said: “I chose to show my support for the RNRMC, as at Raleigh you get to hear about all the things that the Charity can do for you and I thought it would be good to give something back.”

“The HOTH challenge allows you to either do a six, twelve or twenty-four hour endurance run and it’s up to you how many miles you decide you want to achieve.

“Last October I had done the six hour and completed twenty-eight miles, so I set my target at fifty miles in twelve hours and I managed to get there slowly which was good.”

“So far on my just giving page I’ve received £465 and through sponsorship forms I’ve also raised about £165, which is great.”

Now in its tenth year, the RNRMC provides support to sailors, marines and their families. RNRMC Charity Regional Fundraiser Hilary Jukes said: “We are really grateful to Charlie for all his efforts.

“To complete the challenge as part of a team would be a massive achievement, but to do this on his own is absolutely fantastic.”

“We couldn’t help the people we help if it wasn’t for fundraising, volunteering and payroll giving and we’re just so grateful for everything they do.”

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