Just as the sun was beginning to rise at 5.30am on Saturday 12th September, Geraldine, Debbie, Lara and Suzanne packed up their truck and made their way to the RAF Leuchars Air Show 2009. This annual event attracts over 50,000 spectators from all around the globe and boasts flying displays from some of the world’s most renowned fleets including the Red Arrows, the Falcons and the Typhoons. This is the first year that AICR have had a display stand at the air show, and after finding their spot at the end of the runway and trying to assemble their marquee in gusting winds of up to 60mph, everyone was ready and raring to go by the time gates opened at 8am.
The event, which was first held in 1945, is Scotland's biggest military air show and everyone who attended this year was certainly lucky with the weather as the sun shone brightly throughout the whole day. Hundreds (if not thousands!) of people stopped by the AICR stand to ask questions, pick up information and help themselves to some freebies. Luckily, Debbie and Lara were on hand to explain more in depth about the charities complex grant application process and the more scientific side of things, while Geraldine and Suzanne explained how easy it is to get involved with one of AICR’s many fundraising events and how important the support of our donors really is.
After a hot and busy day, and almost 12 hours on their feet in the blistering heat, it was time to pack up and go home. But not before sitting in a three-hour traffic jam first!
Well done to Geraldine (and son Andrew), Debbie, Lara and Suzanne for all their hard work! See you next year!
You can see all the photos from the day on our Flickr page. Below is a short video with some of the best pictures from the day.