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Jack's million metre row for the RAF Benevolent Fund

Sgt Jack Elkin Air Traffic Controller Sgt Jack Elkin will be undertaking a huge challenge next month when he rows a million metres to raise money for our work. Jack tells us more.

My challenge is called the Megametre Row and it's an idea I came up with myself. I'll basically be rowing 1,000,000 metres in one month which works out an average of 32,259 metres (about 20 miles) a day.

I've already begun my training for the challenge. I've planned my strategy and I'm slowly building up the metres on each training row.

I know it's going to be exhausting but one thing I'll be looking forward to as I do the challenge is when get over the half way point, knowing that I just have to keep going, keeping getting up early and keep smashing the hours out on the rower. It's moments like this when a person really finds out what they're made of.

My reason for wanting to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund is because they were amazing in helping a controller who was battling cancer where I'm based at RAF Brize Norton and did everything possible to make her last months with us as comfortable as they could be.

As well as the RAF Benevolent Fund I'm raising money for the Foundation for Abandoned and Mistreated Animals and I hope to raise £500 for both charities.

By Jack Elkin

You can support Jack on his website. Visit to donate to his challenge. 

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