Thousands raised by Lymsptone Royal Marines for wounded servicemen

PUBLISHED: 17:40 15 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:11 10 June 2010

LYMPSTONE commando training centre have fundraised over £7,000 at a marathon for a charity that supports wounded servicemen and woman and their families.

LYMPSTONE commando training centre have fundraised over £7,000 at a marathon for a charity that supports wounded servicemen and woman and their families.

A team from the Royal Marines centre ran the 26-mile Washington DC marathon with 71-year-old Alfie bass "the star of the show".

The team included David Woodley, 54, of Dinan Way, and former serviceman Mr Bass, of Lovelace Crescent, who ran the marathon to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes.

A coffee morning was also held by military and civilian staff.

Mr Woodley, who served in the Royal Marines for 28 years, and completed the marathon in just over four hours, said: "The real hero of the marathon was Alfie who has done this five times before and completed it this year in five hours."

The team included Corporal Mark Yates, who was badly injured in a tour of Afghanistan six months ago, Lieutenant Jane Thomson of the Royal Navy and nurse Lucy Norman.

Mr Bass will be recruiting a new team for next year's race.

For more information contact the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on (01392)414061.


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