Money raised from stretcher carry event

The team passes the Nelson statue in Old Portsmouth. Picture: Keith Woodland (171022-0023)

HMS Collingwood bring out the big guns for charity

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ROYAL Navy medics carried a stretcher for hundreds of miles to raise cash for armed forces charities.

A team of medics, led by Lieutenant Christopher ‘Jack’ Nicholson, a patient services officer at Queen Alexandra Hospital, ran the distance of every day for two weeks while carrying a stretcher, to highlight the importance of medical facilities.

As reported, the runners covered 360 miles, starting in Birmingham and finishing at the Naval Service Recovery Centre (Hasler Company) in HMS Drake, Plymouth.

So far £5,342 has been raised and will be split between Help for Heroes, the Royal Navy, and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine Patient Welfare Fund.

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