West Sussex Firefighters raise over £6,000 by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats

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West Sussex Firefighters have raised more than £6,000 by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The foursome completed the route in 10 days to raise money for the Kids Cancer Charity and The Firefighter’s Charity.

After arriving at the tip of Scotland at the end of their 1,050 mile trip the team celebrated with a dip in the sea.

Burgess Hill Watch Manager Shaun Challis said:
“I can’t tell you how incredible it felt to finally see that fingerpost at the finish line in John O’Groats on Monday. After ten days on the road, we were all absolutely exhausted by the end of it.

“But it has been an incredible journey, and the support we have had along the way has been phenomenal. People stopped us to give us donations towards our fundraising, and at one of our overnight stops we even managed to win a tenner during a hotly contested game of pool!

“We set ourselves the ambitious target of £5,000, and we couldn’t believe how quickly the donations were adding up – we are lucky to have received so much support, and watching the total mount up as we progressed up through the country really drove us onwards – even when it was wet and miserable.”

He and firefighter Scott Cairncross cycled the full route, while firefighters Matt Firmager and Martin Belford each cycled half the distance and drove the support van.

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