Colour Chaos for Charity
Over 200 runners came to RAF Wittering for the Royal Air Forces Association Colour Chaos run, the first to be held on an active RAF Station.
The event was enormous fun, raised vital funds for the RAF Association and took place entirely within the Station. Participants (who ran, jogged, danced and walked) were plastered in multi-coloured corn-starch as they navigated
Every £1 raised will go towards projects that help members of the RAF family, particularly the Storybook Wings initiative, where serving parents record their children’s favourite bedtime stories before going away on active service.
Rachel Huxford, Director of Fundraising and Training at the RAF Association, said: “This inaugural Colour Chaos event was a wonderful, fun-filled family day out in a unique location and we have had interest from other RAF Stations who want to run their own – so we hope this will grow.”
Station Commander Group Captain Tony Keeling and his son Tom got into the spirit of the occasion and the Air Cadets who volunteered to support the event made sure they were both thoroughly coated.
Group Captain Keeling said: “It’s been fantastic fun today, we wouldn’t have missed this for anything. Sure, it’s been a lot of work to organise and we’ve got some tidying up to do, but you look around and see all these smiling faces. It’s been well worth it – and all for a great cause with the RAF Association.”