Each year the Chief Fire Officer of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will complete a challenge to help raise funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.
The Fire Fighters Charity provides support for both serving and retired Fire Fighters and their families when they need help the most, whether it be from an injury, illness or a mental health issue. The charity relies fully on donations from the Fire community and the public.
This year our Chief Fire Officer John Buckley ran the Robin Hood Half Marathon and in turn asked every Station within the County to support his fundraising efforts by holding their own themed event.
On Saturday 5th October the Fire Fighters at East Leake Fire Station decided to run their own half marathon but on a treadmill positioned within the local Co-op Food Store in our village. The Chief even joined us for a mile or two (even with achy legs from the previous week’s marathon)!
The event was a huge success and we even managed a few extra miles on the day! Some Fire Fighters even wore full Fire Kit and Breathing Apparatus to make it even more of a challenge!! We raised a total of £360.94 in just over a couple of hours running!
Thank you so much to the residents of East Leake and surrounding areas that supported us by either cheering us along, donating or just having a chat with us on the day! You were all very generous and we appreciate the support!
Thank you also to the local Co-op for providing the venue and for always supporting us when needed.
Look out for us in 2020 where no doubt there will be another challenge set by our Chief….!