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Firefighters take on National Three Peaks Challenge for charity

Peterborough firefighters are taking on a challenge to raise much-needed funds for The Fire Fighters Charity next week.  
Peterborough firefighters are taking on the National Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for charity

The team at Red Watch, Dogsthorpe, will be taking on the Three Peaks – a 24-hour walking challenge involving 26 miles and a whopping 11,000ft of elevation (that’s a lot of hills!). 

They will begin their mission on Sunday (August 8), at Ben Nevis in Scotland, where they’ll spend roughly five hours tackling the UK's highest mountain. They will then head south to the Lake District and ascend Scafell Pike during the early hours of the morning. Their final challenge will be conquering the summit of Mount Snowdon in Wales. 

All money raised will go to The Fire Fighters Charity, which works to support firefighters and their families when they need it most. It has been giving support and rehabilitation to help serving and retired members of the fire service and their families for more than 75 years.

The service offers all kind of help, including mental, physical and social support. 

Last year, more than £7,500 was raised by Cambridgeshire firefighters for charity, including £1,774 raised by Stanground fire station from their autumn car wash events.  

So far this year they have raised more than £600. You can join them in their cause here