Firefighters turned heads when they take took to the streets of Portsmouth in full breathing apparatus carrying a giant ladder today. The crews marched the 10.5-metre piece of equipment a gruelling 13 miles from Horndean Fire Station to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. The team of 30 ladder-laden firefighters were out to raise money for The Firefighters Charity and Football For Cancer (FFC) with buckets collecting much needed donations on the day. Organiser and watch manager, Craig Sadler, said: “It’s been great. People have turned out and given us a cheer and a wave. The whole event has been great with lots of people showing their support.
“Obviously we are looking to raise money for two good causes but it is also nice for people to see us doing things and being at the heart of the local community”. Fire engines along the route gave people the chance to have photos taken behind the wheel or to get much needed fire safety advice. A total of £2394 was raised by fire fighters and supporters which has been matched by Barclays bringing the total to: £4788. The money raised will be split between the two charities.
Fire engines along the route gave people the chance to have photos taken behind the wheel or to get much need fire safety advice.
A total of £2394 has been raised and the price matched by Barclays brings the total to: £4788:00!