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HMS Collingwood goes the extra mile for Sport Relief

29 March 2018
Personnel across HMS Collingwood enjoyed glorious, if chilly, sunshine to take part in the Sport Relief Mile 2018 recently.

The event kicked off at 0800 and one of the first people to take part was the Base’s Commanding Officer, Captain Rob Vitali, RN. Groups of Phase 2 trainees then ran around the mile-long course which was four circuits of the parade ground, cheered on by LPT Alex Stocker who organised the event.

It was a great occasion which encouraged colleagues, both civilian and service, to participate together and it didn’t matter how you transited the course! Civilian contractors Amanda Golding and Karen Reid took on the challenge with Commander Bryony Carpenter all setting an impressive power walking pace.

Karen said, “It’s lovely to be out here enjoying the sunshine and getting some exercise together. It’s good to get away from our desks for a while and it’s all for a good cause.”

It’s lovely to be out here enjoying the sunshine and getting some exercise together. It’s good to get away from our desks for a while and it’s all for a good cause.

Karen Reid

In total £488.32 was raised for the Sport Relief appeal, which aims to both raise money for good causes and get people active, even in the smallest of ways.

Sport Relief supports projects helping people both here and abroad, giving everyone the right to live happier, healthier and safer lives.

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