On the 18th November 2020, firefighters from Littleborough Fire Station started their challenge to run a mile in fire kit around Littleborough each day to raise money for Children in Need, Operation Florian and the Firefighter’s Charity.
The firefighters are running a route around Littleborough Fire Station, so cheer us on if you see us – you can also join in if you wish! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are following appropriate social distancing guidelines during each run to keep each other and the wider community safe.
We are doing this in support of three fantastic charities:
Children in Need: Children in Need supports almost 4,000 local charities across the UK and supports children and young people affected by a whole range of disadvantages such as poverty, disability, illness, distress or trauma. They also work with a range of partners to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the UK’s children and young people, including: mental health and wellbeing, violence impacting young people, child sexual exploitation, holiday hunger; access to employment, and social injustice.
Operation Florian (Cape Verde project): Operation Florian is a UK Fire Service Humanitarian Charity working to promote the protection of life amongst communities in need, worldwide, by the provision of equipment and training to improve firefighting and rescue capabilities. The Greater Manchester team have been working in Cape Verde, providing training and equipment to their firefighters. The team worked with firefighters on the island of São Nicolau in November 2019, and are currently fundraising for firefighters on the island to have access to a fire engine.
Firefighters Charity: The Firefighters Charity provides personalised support to the whole of the fire services community, delivering mental health, physical health and social wellbeing services to serving and retired fire services personnel.
We appreciate all the support we receive for our fundraising efforts. Every social media like or share and every donation makes a huge difference!