Charity runners take over runway at Farnborough airport

Hundreds of people have been given a rare chance to takeover the world famous runway at Farnborough Airport to raise money for local charities.

The twilight runway challenge is the only time locals are allowed into the business airport.

Mike Pearse reports:

Mike spoke to Brandon O’Reilly, Chief Executive, TAG Farnborough Airport, Tracy Jarvis from Community Matters Partnership Project and Aldershot MP Leo Docherty.

Samuel Cody is famously known to have have managed the first powered flight in the country in 1908 next to where the runway is today.

The run supports local charities which are part of the Community Maters Partnership Project.

It provides help and support for young people to find future careers. It offers mentoring, mock interviews as well as projects in schools including reading and maths.

The first event was in 2012 with just sixty people taking part and has now grown to a major local event in Farnborough raising tens of thousands of pounds.