By the left...apply red noses!
PUBLISHED: 11:03 13 March 2009 | UPDATED: 21:43 31 May 2010
SOLDIERS wives were given a taste of the army lifestyle in a bid to raise money for Red Nose Day. The women – all wives of soldiers from 33 Engineer Regiment based at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish – took part in a series of gruelling activities on Satur
SOLDIERS' wives were given a taste of the army lifestyle in a bid to raise money for Red Nose Day.
The women - all wives of soldiers from 33 Engineer Regiment based at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish - took part in a series of gruelling activities on Saturday.
Event organiser Tina McKenna said: "It was a fantastic day and a great achievement by all the women who took part. Everybody completed the challenges and was very tired by the end of the day. There were a few sore arms in the morning!"
A total of £680 was raised by the 17 women who took part in the event. The challenges included clay pigeon shooting, skid car driving, rock climbing, drilling, and cooking with ration packs.
"The rock climbing was the hardest because we are not used to such physical activity and it requires a lot of strength in the arms," said Mrs McKenna. "And eating the rations wasn't very nice - it tastes like dog food! I've certainly got a better idea of how tough life in the army can be.
"The clay pigeon shooting was the most fun activity and, although I've never picked up a gun before, I hit four clay pigeons.
"I would like to say thank you to everyone who donated money and to Sgt Joe King who helped to organise the event.
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