Members of the RAAF near the completion of their journey running from Bundaberg to Amberley. The guys are heading down East St.
Members of the RAAF near the completion of their journey running from Bundaberg to Amberley. The guys are heading down East St. Rob Williams

RAAF team has cancer in sights

THE blisters and stiffness were hard to bear but the cause made it all worthwhile for a hardened group of RAAF personnel who ran 500km to help fight cancer.

The charity relay run started in Bundaberg last Monday and arrived at RAAF Base Amberley on Friday.

The team from Amberley included sergeants Richard O'Connell, Mathew Power and Scott Tonkies, corporals James Woodbridge, Scott Howard, Jarrad Whately and Alastair Cooper, and Leading Aircraftman Sydney Turner,

They set a target of raising more than $10,000.

Avionics technician Sgt Richard O'Connell, who was the brains behind the run, said his aunt's encounter with cancer was the motivation for the event.

To donate to the run visit www.airforce.gov.au/relay.



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