Misterton - WRAFs plan charity relay

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Misterton-based former WRAF Fiona Norris, with over 800 other former and serving WRAFs, is taking part in a UK-wide charity relay next year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA). Each participant will go as far as she is able by walking, cycling, horse-riding, rollerblading, or running. The WRAFs are looking for more participants and support, for example setting up drinks stations along the route or to act as support drivers. 2014 is an important year: it will be 75 years since the WAAF was formed; 65 years since the name changed to WRAF; and 20 years since the ‘W’ officially disappeared under the complete merger with RAF. It will also be 100 years since the start of WWI. The organisers hope to end the relay at the National Arboretum where representatives will lay a floral tribute. For more information contact Verena Smith, who is organising this event, at verenasmith22@yahoo.co.uk (please use the subject line ‘Charity Relay’).