On-call team rise to the Hill Climb challenge

TThe on-call team at Frodsham have raised more than £1,800 via the Hill Climb challengeo mark The Fire Fighters Charity’s 78th anniversary, the on-call team at Frodsham climbed up the town’s renowned hill 78 times whilst wearing their full kit and breathing apparatus.

The exhausting 2.1-mile fundraising challenge was completed as part of the station’s virtual open day on Sunday 29 August 2021.

It has seen the team raise more than £1,800 for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin said: “Many people from the town and passing traffic donated money and cold drinks and offered lots of encouragement.

“The Hill Climb challenge has raised an amazing amount for The Fire Fighters Charity.

“I would like to say a huge well done to everyone involved.”

The team walked up Frodsham Hill to the war memorial at the top of it and back down again.

They did so in teams of two and three.

Station Manager Gary Simpson said: “Walking up the hill so many times in your full firefighter kit whilst wearing breathing apparatus is exhausting.

“However, the team were determined to complete the challenge and to raise as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity.“We are delighted that Hill Climb 2021 has raised over £1,800 so far.

“Any other donations will be much appreciated and will be put to very good use by the charity.”

Donations can be made via the JustGiving page that has been set up for the charity challenge - Frodsham Fire Station (opens in new window)

Last updated: Wednesday 08 September 2021

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The on-call team at Frodsham have raised more than £1,800 via the Hill Climb challenge