Firefighters shocking way to raise cash for charity

On August 20 2016 the crew will be pushing their fitness and determination to its limit when they take part in the South West Tough Mudder in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

The tough Mudder is a team-orientated 12 mile extreme obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit.  https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2016-south-west

The team is made up of every firefighter at Eynsham Fire Station, from the Watch Manager down to the newest recruit.

Eynsham Crew Manager Paul Ganderton said: “It must be said that most of us agreed to this before seeing the obstacles, but it's too late to turn back now!

Furthermore, some of us are approaching the big 50 (for a couple it has already passed them by!) and we are in no doubt that this will be a challenge.

We are raising money for Cancer Research, Helen & Douglas House and the Fire Fighters Charity”.

“We would welcome any donations which can be made by visiting our Just Giving page.  The money raised for The Firefighters Charity will go towards Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s pledge to raise £100,000 for the charity in one year.

The team will be carrying out a number of high profile training and fund raising events leading up to the big event and have already accepted their first challenge from the public health department of Oxfordshire County Council, who are partners with Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, for the whole team to have a ‘Dry January’ as part of their ongoing promotion of healthy living.

The team consists of firefighters: Graham Arnott, Rob Brown, Paul Ganderton, Colin Jacob, Dave Keep, James Newton, Frank Patterson, Steve Patterson, Lewis Rankin, Amanda Reading, Simon Ridler, Dave Smith, Stuart Smith and Kevin Quinn.

You can also follow their training on their website, via Facebook and Twitter.

For further information contact Firefighter Stuart Smith, Eynsham Fire Station, 01865 881337, stuart.smith@oxfordshire.gov.uk