Teens to take on 10km Suffolk coast run for British Legion

Ethan Smith and Harry Pickess, two of the four cadets who will be taking on the 10km run. Picture: C

Ethan Smith and Harry Pickess, two of the four cadets who will be taking on the 10km run. Picture: Courtesy of Phoebe Mercer - Credit: Archant

A group of army cadets are embarking on a 10km run from Kessingland to Lowestoft to raise money for the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Ex-cadets Tom Parrott and Phoebe Mercer will also undertake the 6.2 miles from Kessingland to Lowest

Ex-cadets Tom Parrott and Phoebe Mercer will also undertake the 6.2 miles from Kessingland to Lowestoft. Picture: Courtesy of Phoebe Mercer - Credit: Archant

Ex-cadets Phoebe Mercer and Tom Parrott are teaming up with current cadets Ethan Smith and Harry Pickess to undertake the 6.2-mile task on Saturday, November 4, a day before 'My Poppy Runs' take place throughout the UK.

The RBL was formed in 1921 with the intention of providing lifelong support for members of the Armed Forces community, including serving men and women, veterans and their families.

Miss Mercer said: 'There aren't any local poppy run events, so we've picked a location and time to do one of our own.

'The British Legion is important because it provides the kind of support that you or I would expect.'

The group are targeting a total of £1000 and you can contribute to the fundraising efforts by visiting justgiving.com/fundraising/phoebeethanharry10k.


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