Treadmill challenge will raise money for charity

Cheer on our firefighters and support staff as they prepare to go the distance in aid of Cancer Research UK

Jenna Shergold will take part in the Treadmill Challenge


08/09/2021 9:40am


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service

Colleagues from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) will pull on their running shoes to raise money for a cancer charity.

Firefighters, Control crews and support staff will take part in the 999 Treadmill Challenge this month to show their support for Cancer Research UK.

They’ll run 9.99km as individuals, or in teams, between 11-18 September as a fun way of supporting Race for Life.

The event has been organised by members of HIWFRS’ Fire Inspire group, which provides a forum and support network for female employees.

Station Manager Tor Strowger said:

“Fire Inspire members have taken part in Race for Life before but with events cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, and restrictions affecting this year’s plans, we thought we’d still take on a challenge but do it a little differently.

“We’re asking colleagues to show their support by running inside, or out, on their own, or in teams. The most important thing is that everyone gets involved and has some fun.

“We hope that the public will get behind us and cheer us on as we complete our 9.99km.”

The Fire Inspire network allows female colleagues the chance to share their experiences and ideas, as well as seek or provide peer support, with the aim to improve working life across HIWFRS. The network deals with a range of issues such as fitness, personal development and workwear.

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