Get behind the wheel for fire charity

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is again hosting the Ladies’ Driving Challenge with the aim of raising a massive £30,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity.

The Challenge, at Newark Showground on Sunday 30th September, will give participants the chance to experience life behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles they may not usually get the chance to drive – such as fire engines, HGVs, 4x4s and a tank. All they have to do is secure their place with a £10 deposit, then raise a minimum of £90 for the charity.

This will be the third year running that NFRS has hosted the event, with the previous two years raising a combined total of £35,000.

Station Manager Mark Mortimore, who is the regional co-ordinator for The Fire Fighters Charity in the East Midlands, said: “The Ladies’ Driving Challenge has proved extremely popular in previous years and is a great way of getting together with family and friends, celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, or simply giving yourself something different and challenging to do.

“There’s also the satisfaction of knowing that the charity is benefitting too.”

To register or to find out more visit or contact Lea-Anne Abbiss on 0115 967 5896.