Support East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service With The Three Piers Challenge

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is putting in some last minute training ahead of this weekend’s Three Piers charity challenge. On Saturday 16 September 2017, the Service will be running a 42 mile route from Brighton Palace Pier, to Eastbourne Pier and then onto Hastings Pier.

ESFRThe money raised will be divided between the Firefighters Charity and and for a fellow firefighter, Chris “Casper” Mepham.

Chris, who is based at Bohemia Road Community Fire Station in Hastings, is receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer. His colleagues want to raise money for Chris and his family to help them with travel, accommodation and any other expenses that they may encounter during the long journey ahead of them. He and his wife Sarah have just welcomed their second baby – a little sister for their daughter Esmae.

Hove and Roedean Station Manager Doug Marshall said: “We want to thank all those who have already generously supported us. So far we have raised more than £1,500. We know that not everyone can afford to give a large donation – even a couple of pounds will help us towards the target of £5,000.”

He added: “Chris is a popular and very well respected member of our Service. He has shown his determination to fight back to health and we want to do what we can to help support him. His colleagues have already donated time, skills and money to be able to make changes to their family home in true ‘DIY SOS’ style so Chris and his family can be comfortable while going through his gruelling treatment for cancer.”

The challenge begins at Brighton Pier. The team hopes to arrive in Eastbourne by early afternoon and Hastings in the evening. At each pier, we are holding a special event so you can pop down and wait for the team to arrive. You can find out more about water, fire and road safety and meet your local crews.

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About the Firefighters Charity
Whether injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis, the Firefighters Charity exists to support the everyday heroes of the UK fire community.

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