Fundraising walk to set off tomorrow

Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport.

Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport.

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A GROUP of walkers from Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport are taking a scenic route to raise money for a charity close to their heart.

Tim Webb, 36, of Auckley and his nine-strong team will walk more than 24 miles from Whitby Abbey to Filey Brigg over two days on May 26 to raise vital funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The father-of-two airfield operations officer, who has helped look after the runway at the airport since it opened in 2005, said: “It’s so important to support charities in our region and we’re thoroughly looking forward to what will be a fantastic walk – but mostly to the fish and chips we will eat on the Friday night!

“Doing fundraisers every year is really important to me – from skydives to bungee jumps. I decided to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary because Claire Woolley, who works for Securitas at the airport and will be walking with us, could have lost her son Tom in 2009 if it wasn’t for the amazing work by the nurses there.

“What will be different about this event is that so many staff from the airport who might not spend time together usually will be able to bond, benefit from an exercise boost and have fun!”

Members of the airport’s security staff hope to raise as much as possible for the cause.

Steve Gill, airport director at Robin Hood Airport, said: “Many of our staff are passionate about fundraising and it is admirable to see so many take part in a such a positive, feel good fundraiser for a truly worthwhile local charity.”

To sponsor the team visit http://www.justgiving.com/Tim-Webb1.