The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of life-enhancing services for the fire and rescue community, is seeking runners and walkers to join their team at the inaugural Tunnel 2 Towers event in London to help raise vital funds.
The sponsored 5k run/walk takes place on Sunday 21st October and starts at Kings Stairs Garden, London. The route takes participants through Bermondsey, Rotherhithe Tunnel, and Wapping then finishes at Billingsgate Market where there will be a street party. This is an exciting new event which is open to all, offering staggered start times for assisted participants and wheelchair users.
The inaugural annual Tunnel 2 Towers Run London takes its inspiration from the FDNY Tunnel to Towers run organised in memory of Stephen Siller, an off-duty New York fire fighter who tragically laid down his life on 9/11. There is a £15 registration fee and you only need to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.
Nottinghamshire Station Manager Mark Mortimore, who is the East Midlands Regional Co-ordinator for The Fire Fighters Charity, explains: “We are offering people in the East Midlands a fantastic opportunity to be part of a new exciting event and also raise money for a great cause. The Fire Fighters Charity is available for all members of the fire service community during their times of need, assisting thousands of individuals every year by providing pioneering treatment and support services.
“It offers a confidential and impartial helpline service, providing advice and support on a broad range of issues, as well as having a nationwide network of professional staff and trained volunteers, who are ready to help locally. It aims to provide practical assistance and solutions to make a real difference to the lives of members of the fire service community. By joining the charity for the Tunnel 2 Towers run, you can help make this difference.”
It costs £9m every year to meet the needs of the Charity’s beneficiaries, and with no government funding, it is completely reliant upon donations from the general public and fire community. To find out more visit www.tunnel2towersrun.co.uk .