it’s an incurable disease that attacks the lungs, leaving a person with CF with a life expectancy of between 25 and 30 years. I’m doing this to highlight the suffering that people go through and to also raise some badly needed cash for those who need it.

Leading Physical Trainer (PT) Melanie Haslam

Using the website Virgin Money Giving (, Melanie was hoping to raise at least £3000 for the Royal Navy Royal Marine charity who provide help and support for Service Personnel and their families. 

In addition to raising money on the website, Melanie has been sponsored by a large number of her ship mates and has been kept company for periods of time by the Commanding Officer, Cdr Connor O’Neill RN and other members of the crew.

LPT Haslam has been in the navy for 12 years and has been selected as one of a number of female personnel to undertake the Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course early in 2018.