Long Sutton and Holbeach firefighters to take on three peaks challenge

Community News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

Community News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

They’re used to facing tough challenges on a daily basis, but now a group of firefighters have a real mountain to climb.

In fact the seven-strong team of Sean Gedney, 30, Tony Redzia, 56, Richard King, 48, Will Kirkham, 28, Darren Goult, 29 and Simon Darlow, 33, all based at Long Sutton, and Tony Walker, 58 from Holbeach are planning to scale three in the space of 12 hours to raise money for charity.

The group is in training for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, which it will attempt to complete on June 21 in aid of the Firefighters’ Charity.

Mr Gedney said: “We’ve started doing some training – running on the treadmill with an incline. That’s one of the downsides of living around here, as its all flat!”

To complete the challenge the team will scale Pen-y-Ghent, which stands at 691m, followed by Whernside at 728m, before tackling Ingleborough (723m) - all part of the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Anyone who would like to support the team can do so by completing sponsorship forms available in V M Gedney Newsagents, Market Place, Long Sutton, and the town’s fire station, located in Station Road.

Alternatively you can give online at /www.justgiving.com/FART1




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