A challenge between RAF and Army “Hairy Haggis” teams in Edinburgh Marathon relay to be supported by Lamborghini Edinburgh

relay teams from both the RAF and the Army have been challenged by Lamborghini to be the fastest and raise the largest sums for their respective Service’s national charity – the RAF Benevolent Fund and ABT The Soldier’s Charity.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund with Lamborghini Edinburgh at Edinburgh Castle

The “Hairy Haggis” teams of 4 will participate in the Edinburgh Marathon while representatives from both the Army and the RAF, in running kit and uniform, will be present at the photo call, as will a Lamborghini. Runners wishing to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon’s wide range of runs, to raise funds for the 2 charities, can do so via https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/

The Edinburgh Marathon will take place on Sunday 27 May 2018 and this year is also the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the Royal Air Force, born out of the Army and Royal Navy at the end of WW1.

More information on the charities involved

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – the Army’s national charity since 1944 – supports thousands of soldiers, former soldiers and their families each year. The charity makes financial grants to individuals in times of need and specialist charities supporting the wider Army family. Visit www.soldierscharity.org   Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/soldierscharity and follow us on Twitter:@soldierscharity

RAF Benevolent Fund: The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity. We exist to support current and former members of the RAF, their partners and dependants, whenever they need us. In 2017 we spent £17.6m supporting more than 55,000 members of the RAF Family. For more information visit:  www.rafbf.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAFBF

Stellar supporter Corporal Jon Ward has spent the last twelve months conquering 100 marathons, all to raise awareness and funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. With his total standing proud at more than £2,600, donations are still being made in recognition of Jon’s incredible feat. At the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Jon will be carrying the RAF100 baton as part of the RAF100 Baton Relay, a nationwide event, all whilst competing in every discipline of the Festival as the RAF Benevolent Fund mascot, Ben Elephant. Jon hopes that his endeavours as Ben Elephant will earn him a place in the Guinness Book of Records, as he hopes to cross the lines at the 5k,10k, half and full marathon as mascot.

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