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RAF Police Rugby Team Complete Gruelling Fundraiser

The team have raised nearly £10,000 for charities and the NHS.

The Royal Air Force Police rugby team have raised nearly £10,000 for charities with an 'Around The World In Seven Days' challenge.

Alongside hundreds of friends, the team aimed to cover 25,000 miles.

In total, more than 1,000 people from across the world have taken part in the challenge which started last week.

The team has smashed their target and at the last count, they had completed 70,530 miles.

Most of their miles were done by the rugby side, including Flight Sergeant Mark Ginger who managed 100 kilometres in just 24 hours.

Money raised by the challenge is going to the NHS, as well as charities including Scotty's Little Soldiers, The Atlas Foundation, Rugby For Heroes and the RAF Benevolent Fund. 

Cover image: RAF Police Rugby Team.