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28 June 2021

Firefighters take on mammoth charity fund-raising challenge for the second year running

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service staff are taking on a mammoth running challenge to raise much-needed funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

A team of 15 staff will be running the 66-mile Bob Graham Round, twice! The challenge will see them cross 84 peaks, run 132 miles and ascend 54,000ft in total around the Lake District over a 48-hour period on 16th - 18th July.

They are aiming to raise as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides specialist mental and physical health and social wellbeing support to fire service staff and their families nationwide.

Cumbria’s Chief Fire Officer, John Beard, who is taking part in the event, said:

“The Fire Fighters Charity, like many other charities, has lost much of its income over the past year due to the pandemic. They play a vital role for firefighters and their families and we wanted to show our support by organising a fundraising event.

“The charity is very close to many of our colleague’s hearts and we know what a fantastic job they do. So, this challenge is a demonstration of our gratitude”

Simon Rodger, Ulverston’s Watch Manager, said:

“We’ll be running in teams in relays over ten legs and we’ve challenged ourselves to complete it within 48 hours. It’s going to be tough, but we’re all determined to raise as much money as possible for the charity.”

You can support the team from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BobGrahamCFRS  

You can find out more information about The Fire Fighters Charity: https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/


Pictured with FFC banner (L-R): Nathaniel Hooton - Area Manager, Paul Milburn - Station Manager, Ian Seel - Group Manager and John Beard - Chief Fire Officer 

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Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service staff are taking on a mammoth running challenge to raise much-needed funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.