SAILORS have helped raise cash for the Beneficial Foundation at the charity’s annual fundraiser at Portsmouth College.
The team from 1710 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) helped set up the event, ran a stall and took part in a ‘soak a sailor’ game to help raise much needed funds.
The NAS has been affiliated to the Beneficial Foundation ever since it moved to Portsmouth Naval Base in 2010.
Since 1979, the charity has helped provide education, training and rehabilitation to adults of all ages who are in need – particularly those with learning difficulties and other disabilities.
Leading Aircraft Engineering Technician, Craig May said: ‘1710 NAS are really proud to assist the Beneficial Foundation with their fundraising. It’s a worthwhile charity that not only helps people with learning disabilities but also brings a community together.’
When they are not doing good deeds in the community, 1710 NAS are a key part of the MoD’s centre of expertise for helicopter structural repair, service modifications and scientific support to military aviation.
They regularly deploy to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, for three months at a time.