Chester firefighters begin final countdown to charity challenge

The Sea to Summit teamFirefighters from the Chester fire station have begun their final countdown to the 2021 charity challenge - from Sea to Summit.

On Tuesday 18 May the crew will be embarking on the gruelling four-day challenge which involves running 55 miles through Snowdonia National Park before stopping at Capel Curig, in Betws-y-Coed.

From there the crew will cycle six miles to the top of Mount Snowdon, and then descend (six miles to Snowdon, then ascend and descend) the mountain back to Capel Curig.

On the final day the team will cycle more than 60 miles back to Chester Fire Station.

In total the crew will travel more than 121 miles and ascend over 13,000 feet.

All of the money raised by the crew will be split between two chosen charities - the Firefighters Charity and the Joshua Tree Trust.

Watch Manager Ant McCarthy said: “Over the past few months we’ve been training as much as possible to ensure that we’re all ready for what lies ahead, and with just four weeks to go we are all really excited.

“The support we’ve received so far has been absolutely amazing, we’ve already raised more than £1,500, however we’re keen to raise even for our two chosen charities which are both really worthy causes.

“The Firefighters Charity and the Joshua Tree Trust are both really close to our hearts – both provide essential services and we are keen to raise as much money as possible.

“Both of the charities rely on donations and fundraising and they have both been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic which has led a massive reduction in the level of funding available to them.

“I understand it’s a difficult time for many people at the moment, but I would ask anyone who can donate to visit our just giving page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SEA2SUMMIT, and give as much money as they can to help support these two vital charities.”

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