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FIREFIGHTERS in Chadderton are gearing up for a gruelling obstacle course to raise funds that will help improve the lives of people in Oldham.
Red Watch from Chadderton Community Fire Station will have to overcome a number of punishing obstacles over a 10k muddy assault course when they take part in the Total Warrior event in Bramhan Park, Leeds, on Sunday, June 28.
It’s all to raise money for Kingfisher Community Special School and Heathbank Support Services – formerly Oldham Scope.
Red Watch Manager Pete Marshall said: “For the past few years we have been doing three to four events a year to raise funds for these two local charities that we have established very strong links with.
“As a community fire station we want to be at the heart of the community we serve and we work closely with these charities to provide safety advice and help to improve the lives of people in Chadderton and Oldham.”
Heathbank Support Services provides care and services for men and women with physical, sensory and learning disabilities to help people to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Kingfisher Community Special School is Oldham’s provision for primary schoolchildren with severe and complex learning needs.
The watch recently held a collection during a fire safety awareness day at their local Morrisons store to top up their fundraising.
Watch Manager Marshall added: “It was a great success – while raising funds we met lots of customers who we spoke to about how to stay safe at home and we generated a number of Home Safety Checks.
“Our next event after we’ve recovered from the Total Warrior event is a fancy dress sponsored walk around the fire station area of Chadderton, Royton and Shaw in September, followed by our annual end of year bash in October at Chadderton bowling club.”