Over 300 runners came to Royal Air Force Wittering on Sunday for the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Colour Chaos run, the second to be held at the Cambridgeshire Station.
The event was enormous fun, raised vital funds for the RAF Association and took place entirely within RAF Wittering perimeters. Participants (who ran, jogged, danced and walked) were plastered in multi-coloured corn-starch as they navigated the circuit.
Warrant Officer Steve Heywood is the RAF Wittering Senior RAFA Liaison Officer and was one of the principal organisers for the event. He said: “It was an outstanding event and a superb opportunity to raise much needed funds for the RAFA Storybook Wings Project.”
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.
Even before the race began, adults and young people alike covered themselves in powder; some even chose to colour block, making sure they were dusted only in the colour of their own choosing.
Station Commander Group Captain Tony Keeling, his wife Bobby and son Tom got into the spirit of the occasion. The Air Cadets who volunteered to support the event made sure #TeamKeeling was thoroughly coated.
Group Captain Tony Keeling is the Station Commander at Royal Air Force Wittering. He said: “What a great success! Young people and adults have had enormous fun here today; it’s been energetic, bright and colourful and we’ve raised more than £6000 for the Royal Air Forces Association. RAFA does tremendous work supporting serving personnel, veterans and their families, so today couldn’t have been better.”