Firefighters Climb Everest for Charity

Mansfield Market Place played host to a fantastic charity
event last Saturday, when local firefighters climbed the height of
Mount Everest – by ladder!

The firefighters climbed a 13.5 metre ladder
again and again, scaling a total of 8,848 metres – the height of
the tallest mountain in the world. There was no shirking of
protective gear either – the brave participants completed the
challenge in full fire-fighting kit.

The fire stations in Ashfield and
Mansfield were represented at the event, as well as those across
the county from Edwinstowe and Warsop. The event took place on
Saturday between 9.30am and 4pm.

Their supreme efforts were intended to
raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity; however donations will
also be made to the children’s fund at King’s Mill Hospital in
Sutton, as well as the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air
Ambulance. The day was organized by Paul Smith, a firefighter at
Ashfield station.

The event was well attended by the
public with a number of encouraging tweets finding their way onto social
media.

Matt Reavill (@Reavill_Matt) tweeted:
“Great effort by everyone involved in the ‪#EverestLadderClimb Come &
show your support, Mansfield Market place”

Twitter user Dave Riches
(@muffthepanman) followed with “@ChadNews
Fantastic effort by all the lads today, they all worked very hard
to achieve the climb.”

Simon Glew (@SGlewNFRS), who is the
Station Manager with Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and
District Manager for Mansfield & Warsop Fire Stations, tweeted
after the event: “We have made it to the equivalent height of
Everest. Great effort by all those who attended @firefighters999“.

Congratulations to all involved in the
event.