Kirton and Brigg start Remembrance fortnight off by assisting at Brigg Poppy Race

8 November 2017

Kirton and Brigg Detachments joined forces on Sunday 29th October for another successful event. They volunteered their time to help out at the Brigg 10km Poppy race to raise funds for the Poppy appeal.

Cadets and CFAV set out the barriers to guide the 353 runners along the route. To begin the race, 18 army reservists ran the route with added weight. Males had 35kg and females 26kg.

The remainder of the runners set off in abundance...it was a fantastic atmosphere. The first ...place runner finished in just over 33 minutes. He was met with lots of cheering, especially from the attending cadets. All runners finished within 90 minutes, including the Military challenge contenders.

Cadets had a fabulous time and were pleased that the weather stayed fine, both for them and the runners.

SI Hannah White said "A great deal of money was raised for the Poppy appeal from this worthwhile event and I was proud to be a part of it....We received profuse thanks for our efforts and were told what a great team we were. A very proud day for all."

If you want to aim higher, feel more confident and get a head start on your future. If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a cadet or adult volunteer, call 01377 253548 or visit www.armyacadets.com/humberyorkshireacf or enquire at your local detachment

​Information and images provided by by SI Hannah White.