A team of firefighters from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service will run 200 miles in relay from Exeter to Kensington North Fire Station to raise money for a fund to help the firefighters involved in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The team will leave Service Headquarters at 9am on Friday 14 July and aim to arrive at Kensington North Fire Station at 8pm on Saturday 15 July to present a plaque to Red Watch, the first attending crew at the incident.

Station Manager Danny Slay, who organised the charity event, said: “We wanted to show our respect and gratitude to colleagues who courageously battled the intense fire at Grenfell Tower.

“The Fire Brigades Union has established a fund to support the firefighters and their families in the months and years following the incident. The psychological effects following incidents of this nature can be devastating, debilitating and long lasting.”

Danny will be joined on the run by Alex Hanson (SHQ), John Gilhooly (SHQ), Alex Putman (Camels Head), Andrew Boote (Greenbank) and Dan Lavender (Crownhill), with members running five miles at a time.

The team are aiming to raise £2,500 and more information on how to donate is here: www.run4grenfell.co.uk

Their progress can be tracked every two minutes on and people are welcome to join the team on the run at any point on the route.