RAF airmen get heroes reception as they cycle into Townley Primary School in Christchurch in aid of swimming pool fund
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Three airmen received a rapturous welcome when they rode into a primary school to complete an epic 138 mile two day bike ride.
The cyclists, from 99 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, raised £400 for Townley Primary School in Christchurch.
The team was led by Andy Murray, who lives in the village and whose children have both been to the school.
His fellow riders were Lee O’Connell and Adam Moyle, and they were supported throughout the trip by Kris Belmont and Carl Craggs.
After arriving at the school, the team were congratulated by the headmaster Robert Glozier and chair of governors John Garlick.
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They were then presented with certificates by the children, who had also lined the playground to the finish line with banners and flags made during their lessons.
The cyclists’ sterling efforts have provided a big boost for the school, which is trying to raise enough money to repair the swimming pool. It hasn’t had a major repair in 15 years.
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The Friends of Townley School Swimming Pool Fund stands at £8,700, so they are well on their way.