RAF Sergeant raises funds for charity despite horrible injury

Innes Manson

Sergeant Innes Manson has raised £1,395 for the RAF Benevolent Fund, despite being seriously injured during his Man Vs. Typhoon challenge at RAF Lossiemouth.

Innes set himself the challenge of pulling the 12-ton Typhoon 30.5 metres at the RAF station last September but just after getting the jet up and moving from the starting line, he suffered a horrible injury, when his right Achilles Tendon snapped.

Innes’ original commitment to support the RAF’s leading welfare charity stems from a tribute to his friend and colleague who was killed while deployed overseas.

“It’s because of dedicated fundraisers like Innes that we’re able to continue to do the work we do, looking after the RAF Family.”

Amanda Donaldson, Regional Fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund, said:

“Innes’ determination to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund is inspirational! I’m glad to see there are no lasting effects from his injury.

Innes has not been deterred and is planning to take on the challenge again next year, in Man vs Typhoon Mark II!

Last year the RAF Benevolent Fund supported more than 50,000 members of the RAF Family. 2019 marks the Fund’s centenary – an exciting year ahead! The charity plans to build on a century of support for the RAF and are launching an ambitious campaign to double the number of people they help.

The Fund provides support whenever it is needed, everything from helping with childcare costs while your partner is receiving hospital treatment, supporting a family with a grant to get them home to visit a sick relative, to providing relationship counselling through Relate or mental wellbeing support through mindfulness app Headspace. 

Visit www.rafbf.org to find out more.

Image: Sergeant Innes Manson presents Amanda Donaldson, Regional Fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund, with a cheque. RAF Benevolent Fund.

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