Nurses take on two-day QA run, row and cycle challenge

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NURSES will be running, rowing and cycling for a total of 24 hours to raise money for two causes.

Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service at the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit Portsmouth, in Queen Alexandra Hospital, is taking on the challenge to raise funds for the Rocky Appeal and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

The first leg started today at 6am, and will go on until 6pm, in the main entrance of QA.

Then staff will take to the treadmill, rower, and static cycle once again on Friday, from 6am to 6pm.

The aim is to beat last year’s total of £1,000.

The virtual route chosen is from QA to Cyprus, in honour of the work at Princess Mary’s Military Hospital in Akrotiri.

Royal Navy Commander, Danny Follington, said: ‘All our nurses have been really looking forward to this event.

‘We know it will be tiring, but hopefully we can raise a good amount for both the Rocky Appeal and the RAF Benevolent Fund.’

People can donate money in collection buckets.