Firefighters to take on 10k race in memory of one of their own

Firefighters from across Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will come together to run the Great Bristol Run (10k) on Sunday 19 May in memory of Firefighter Ollie Hatfield who tragically lost his life to cancer in 2023.

With some firefighters running in full fire kit, which weighs a staggering 25 kilograms, the team will take on the race in Ollie’s honour raising funds for Cancer Research UK and The Fire Fighters Charity.

“We’re looking forward to taking on this challenge in memory of our great friend and colleague. He was a truly well-respected firefighter and loving father, husband and son.

“If you’re able to make a donation, please consider helping us support these two incredible causes. Otherwise, please like, share and comment on our social media posts to help us spread our message, and come and support us on the day.”

– Organising team

The Great Bristol Run (10k) will start at 09:00 on Sunday 19 May at Anchor Road in Bristol, with the course taking in many of Bristol’s landmarks.

Cancer Research UK is a leading charity dedicated to advancing cancer research and improving outcomes. Through collaborative partnerships, cutting-edge research, and a multidisciplinary approach, they drive groundbreaking discoveries in prevention, early detection, treatment, and care. Their unwavering dedication empowers lives and inspires hope for a future where cancer is conquered.

The Fire Fighters Charity is committed to supporting fire service staff and their families. Through their devoted efforts, they provide essential assistance, resources, and care to firefighters in times of need. By fostering a strong sense of community, the charity promotes physical and mental well-being, helping firefighters recover from injury and illness. The Fire Fighters Charity also plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and resilience of fire service staff across the country.

Visit the team’s Go Fund Me Page
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