Dinosaur spotted at RAF Halton

Jane Reilly  |  Published: May 11th 2017
Dino Pete and the team
Dino Pete and the team

Tracey Glover from the International Defence Training Flight at RAF Halton has been instrumental in coordinating a collection for the Relay For Life. Tracey and her team have held cake stalls and bucket collections to raise £120.21p for Cancer Research UK.

This year’s event has been named Heroes and Villains and so the team were followed round by a blue dragon, their mascot, called Dino Pete, although unsure if he is a hero or a villain!!

The Station team were joined by the Relay Committee and Dino Pete for a cheque presentation and Chairwoman of the event, Paula, who said: “The ladies have been doing an amazing job with the fundraising specially as RAF Halton are hosting the event this year. The charity collect all year round and we look forward to the 1st of July when hundreds of women will converge on RAF Halton to take part.”

Relay For Life is a year-round team fundraising challenge bringing communities together to beat cancer. Teams set up camp and take turns to walk around the track through the night. There are over 50 Relay For Life events happening across the UK, and thousands more around the world.

Tracey said: “I first got involved in the 24 hour Relay for Life for Cancer Research in 2014 after reading about it and decided to get a team together calling ourselves Heroes and Villains. We are made up of family and friends, with a mixture of ages and personalities and have a good laugh even when we are so tired. The team has changed very much since it started and now only has six members in total, myself as Team Captain, Francesca, Corrine, Ellie, Liam and James but we would love more people to join! It can be hard going and tiring with such few team members as someone has to be on the track from your team walking at all times. This is a charity very close to our hearts and I have lost close family members to this horrible disease.

“We do fundraising all year around for this event, Christmas fetes, bake sales, quiz nights and team members specialize in making knitted hedgehogs, owls, handmade jewellery and homemade cakes.  We are hopefully going to hold a ladies night, another cake sale with tea and coffee soon.

Dino Pete is Aylesbury Relay for Life Mascot and has a very busy social calendar and gets everywhere so look out for him lurking around!

“The event this year is taking place at the Nuffield Pavilion, RAF Halton, on Saturday 01 July 2017 at 1200 and finishes at 1200 on Sunday 02 July. There is usually 25 to 30 teams of varying sizes and age groups.  Children and dogs (remember your poo bags and to pick up after them!) are welcome. We are allowed to set up our tents and area from 0900 on the 01 July so we are all ready to start walking at 1200 after the survivor’s lap. This year’s theme is back to school so is going to be the best one yet!!”

So come and join team Heroes and Villains and have some fun for 24 hours. Fancy dress, lots of laughs, good company and raising money.

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