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GREATER Manchester firefighters managed to climb the distance to Mount Everest last week as part of a charity ladder climb - without leaving Merseyway Shopping Centre in Stockport.
Firefighters started the 8,848 metre ascent at 10am on Saturday, June 9 and did not stop until they reached the top. Firefighters managed to raise £750 split between three charities - When You Wish Upon A Star, The Firefighters Charity and Manchester Burns Camp.
The man behind the Everest ladder challenge, Stockport firefighter Kevan Downey said: “I would like to thank all the firefighters who gave up their Saturday to help us complete this challenge. We had great support from a number of firefighters across Greater Manchester.
“We can’t do these challenges without support from our colleagues and we have managed to raise a brilliant amount of money for three amazing charities.
“I would also like to thank Merseyway Shopping Centre and the people of Stockport who cheered us on and donated generously.”
Climbing the height of Everest is just one of a series of fundraising activities completed by firefighters at Stockport. Donations for all of their fundraising events can be made by visiting their JustGiving page here.
You can also make donations by text HOSE80 followed by your donation amount e.g. £5 to 70070.