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Squadron Charity

Each year thousands of pounds are donated to local and national charities.  This is raised by a number of means; most of the fund raising events involve feats of physical hardship by groups or individual Squadron members, also, collectively the Squadron raises funds through coffee mornings and the Fantasy Football Tote.  Even the artistic talent of one Squadron member has raised thousands of pounds for good causes.  No. 8 Squadron over the last 2 years has been the section at RAF Waddington that has raised the most for charity; as a result we have received an additional £100 from the station to donate to the charity of our choice.

No. 8 Squadronís primary charity is St Francis Community Special School in Lincoln, a day school with residential facilities for young people with physical and/or medical disabilities.  Having supported this charity for 5 years, the Squadron donates around £500 a year from its funds.  The table below details most of the fundraising activities conducted by the Squadron and individual members.

2006 Fantasy Football & Sqn Tote St Francis School TBN Squadron  
2006 8 Peaks Challenge St Francis School &
Children with Leukaemia
Approx £2000 7 Walkers and Support Click here to read more.
2005 Fantasy Football & Sqn Tote St Francis School £561.00 Squadron  
2005 Coffee Morning Macmillan £153.10 Squadron  
2005 Great North Run British Heart Foundation Approx £270 Sgt Angel  
2005 Airshow Static Display St Francis School £113.29 Squadron  
2005 GK Run St Francis School  &
Children with Leukemia
£4200 7 Runners + Support Relay run from RAF Waddington to Gielenkirchen, Germany.
2005 Nimrod Rescue Drawing Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance  &
Kursk Kids Fund
FS Redfearn Click here to read more.
2004 8 Sqn Tote &
Fantasy Football
St Francis School  &
Queens Park School
£597.34 Squadron  
2004 Nottingham 10K Run Cancer Research UK £1000 Team of 10 Runners  
2004 New York Marathon Marie Curie Cancer Care £2000 C/T Hibbit  
2004 London Marathon Cancer Research UK £1100 Sgt Dark  
2004 Lands End to John O'Groats Unsupported Cycle Ride STRUT  &
Cancer Research UK
£5100 Flt Lt Stockbridge
Flt Lt Muir