Firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will set off from Bristol later this month [28 Sep] for a mammoth two day sponsored walk covering 70 miles, raising money for two worthy charities, The Fire Fighters Charity and Cots for Tots.

This epic journey will takes the team across two Fire and Rescue Service areas, starting off from St Michael's Children's hospital, Bristol - in Avon Fire and Rescue Service area on the morning of Friday 28th September and is due to be completed when the crew reach Kenfig Hill Fire Station - South Wales Fire and Recue Service area on the evening of Saturday 29th September.

The charity's are very close to two of the Firefighters hearts as firefighter Jason Parry explained: "Community nurse Sian Kelly sadly lost her grandson back in March of this year so to show recognition for the tiresome work undertaken by friends, the community, the nurses and the charity have shown and continue to show and also in keeping Che's memory alive it gives us great cause to raise as much money as we can for two worthwhile charities."

John Parry, Chief Executive of The Fire Fighters Charity thanked the duo for taking on the challenge.

"This really is a tremendous journey and we can't thank Heath and Jason enough for their support," he said.

"It costs £9m to meet the needs of our beneficiaries, and with no government funding, we rely entirely on the fundraising efforts of our fantastic supporters. On behalf of our beneficiaries in the fire service community, we will be cheering Heath and Jason on every step of their epic walk."

To donate online visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/kenfig-hill-fire-station  

Posted 14/09/2012 by richard.hook@pavpub.com