BAE Systems walk for Blesma

Participants from BAE Systems who walked between their two sites raising 5,000 for charity
Participants from BAE Systems who walked between their two sites raising 5,000 for charity

More than 260 participants walked almost 20 miles between BAE Systems’ military aircraft sites at Warton and Samlesbury raising £5,000 for charity.

The funds raised will go towards the company’s partner charity Blesma (the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association), which supports veterans who have suffered life-changing limb loss and injury.

Senior leaders including Alex Moore, communications director and Phil Thornber, procurement and commercial director, set the walkers off from Warton with Jonathan Evans, head of F-35 Lightning II Operations, sounding the starting siren at Samlesbury.

Some participants ran the course and the fastest runner was Paul Hurden, who completed the event in one hour and 54 minutes. There were also plenty of four-legged companions taking part with their owners.