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Wheelie good effort from trainee firefighters as they smash 999km cycle challenge
written by News on the 13th December 2016 at 0:00


A TEAM of trainee firefighters have used pedal power to raise £1,660 for charity.

The latest group of trainee firefighters completed their charity challenge on Sunday, December 11, at Bolton Market Place Shopping Centre.

As part of their 16-week initial training course trainee firefighters are tasked with a challenge to raise money for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) nominated charities.

The current cohort chose to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and Manchester Children’s Burns Foundation with a 999km static cycle.

The team aced the challenge with 45 minutes to spare, raising a total of £1,660 to be split between the causes. 

Talking about their fundraising efforts, Group Manager Tony Bryan, Operational Training Manager, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our trainee firefighters, especially as they are nearing the end of their intensive initial firefighter training with their passing out ceremony planned for Thursday, December 15.

“As part of the firefighting community both charities are close to GMFRS’ heart and thanks to the generosity of colleagues and communities we are able to help The Fire Fighters Charity and the Manchester Children’s Burns Foundation continue to deliver the vital services they provide.”

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