Blagdon firefighter takes on 24-hour charity trek

This month, Blagdon Firefighter Luke Groves took on the ‘10Y Fan’ challenge, aiming to climb Pen Y Fan ten times in just 24-hours.

Through difficult conditions, Luke achieved an incredible nine climbs, raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Luke said: “This was a really tough experience, but I’m pleased to say that I managed nine climbs, totalling 7974 meters, and with a descent distance of over 35 miles.

“I really appreciate all the support and any donations big or small will go towards supporting the vital work of such an important charity that so many of us have benefitted from.”

Close to the hearts of all our staff, The Fire Fighters Charity provides support services and treatment to more than 13,500 serving and retired members of staff from UK fire and rescue services. It is run at a cost of £9 million a year and is functions solely on donations from the general public and fire community.

If you’d like to make a donation, Luke’s JustGiving page can be found here.

collage of photographs from luke's journeys up and down Pen Y Fan. From top right, nine photographs of luke at the summit of Pen Y Fan, smiling whilst looking exhausted, Bottom row is seven photos. Bottom left is luke before the race. Second left is luke climbing up Pen Y Fan, third and fourth left is the nighttime view of the trek, fifth from the left is luke taking a well-earned break in the car. Second from the right is luke with the 10 Y Fan photo frame with a number nine on it. Bottom right is Luke's medal from the race.
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