Navy air school trainees take on baking challenge

BREWING UP HMS Sultan's Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School held a Macmillan coffee morning
BREWING UP HMS Sultan's Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School held a Macmillan coffee morning
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TRAINEE sailors baked cakes for cash to raise money for a cancer charity.

Members of the Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival School at Gosport’s HMS Sultan took on a baking challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The trainees sold cakes in the air school’s rest room to people from across the naval base.

Leading Air Engineering Technician Colleen Russell, who is currently on a Petty Officer’s course, organised the event.

She said: ‘The trainees have stepped right up to the plate on this one, not just the girls but the boys too have been busy baking.

‘It’s great to see everyone coming out to get behind the charity.’

The trainees were able to raise more than £200 for the cancer charity as part of its annual coffee morning campaign.

Sue Povall, the school’s block manager, said: ‘This was the first time I haven’t led on organising the event as when the trainees heard about it they were so eager to be involved that they took it all upon themselves.

‘They have done a terrific job and have managed to raise more than £230 which is our best total yet.’

The Royal Navy Air Engineering and Survival School trains the navy’s air engineering technicians and survival equipment ratings.