Stretcher challenge raises cash for military patients

Stretcher challenge raises cash for military patients

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Justin Burns

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Stretcher challenge raises cash for military patients

A determined team of Royal Navy medical personnel passed through Maidenhead as part of a stretcher challenge in aid of military patients.

The group started on Thursday in Birmingham before taking in Stratford-upon-Avon, Abingdon, and other places before hitting the town centre last night.

They stopped outside the Odeon Cinema in King Street before leaving this morning for Headley Court Military Hospital in Surrey and are set to finish in Plymouth on April 17.

Lieutenant Jack Nicholson is attempting to walk the whole 360 mile route over 14 days carrying one end of a stretcher with friends and colleagues taking it in turns on the other.

The challenge is hoping to raise thousands of pounds, which will be split between the RCDM Patient Welfare Fund, the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and Help for Heroes.

Visit www.RNMSStretcherCarry.org.uk to donate.

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