Teams go the distance to raise money for charity

Firefighters thank public and colleagues for their support during Treadmill Challenge week of action

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30/09/2021 12:18pm

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters hit the treadmills, rowing machines and exercise bikes to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.

Stations, Control room crew and individuals took part in the 9.99km Treadmill Challenge earlier this month and raised an incredible £2,943 for Cancer Research UK.

The challenge was organised by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Inspire network group, which provides a forum and support network for female employees.

Colleagues from across the Service teamed up or took part on their own, with crews from Fareham Fire Station raising £1,900.

Station Manager, Tor Strowger, organised the challenge and said:

“We’ve been amazed by the support we’ve received for the Treadmill Challenge, both from the public in terms of donations, and from colleagues who took part.

“People ran, walked and rowed to cover the distance and had a lot of fun at the same time. It’s been a great way to raise money for Cancer Research.”

To show your support go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fireinspire

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