Firefighters to fight cancer in 24-hour relay

Firefighters from across Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are hoping to raise more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK during a 24-hour relay.

Taking place on the 6th and 7th of July, firefighters will challenge themselves by taking part in the Relay for Life at Yate Outdoor Sporting Complex, which brings communities together to beat cancer. 

Serving firefighters will take turns to walk continuous laps of a 400m track in full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus all day and night to show that cancer never sleeps.

A few close friends, such as Technical Fire Safety Officer Lucy Cowell from Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, will also be joining the team for extra support and to demonstrate services can work together not just operationally.

All the money raised will support Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

Di Clack, Technical Fire Safety Crew Manager for AF&RS and event organiser, said: “Cancer has touched so many people in the fire service and our communities, and it never sleeps.

“As with everything we do in the Service, making our communities safer and strong is so important to us. So raising money to fight cancer goes a long way towards that. 

“Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated, so please donate today and help us to make a difference.”

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