Exmouth firefighters tackle a different type of challenge

Exmouth firefighters are embarking on an journey along the rugged coastline of the Jurassic Coast, donning their full firefighting gear, all in the name of charity.

Covering a challenging distance of 33 miles, these dedicated firefighters are not just walking but also fundraising for local charitable causes.

Exmouth's firefighters are on a mission to make a difference, aiming to raise £500 for two vital local charities, The Fire Fighters Charity and Devon Mind. This ambitious plan was sparked by Firefighter Tribble's idea late last year, driven by a desire to support their community in more ways than one.

The significance of the number 33, Exmouth's station number, adds a personal touch to their journey along the Jurassic Coast. Scheduled for April 27, the firefighters are gearing up to conquer 33 miles of rugged terrain within a challenging time frame of 12 to 15 hours, all while clad in their full firefighting gear, including breathing apparatus.

Their dedication stems from a deep understanding of the importance of mental health support, with Devon Mind providing crucial assistance to those in need. Additionally, The Fire Fighters Charity offers essential aid to firefighters coping with both visible and invisible injuries, such as PTSD.

Exmouth Fire Station's spokesperson emphasises the profound impact of mental health issues witnessed first hand within their community. They urge support for their cause, stressing that every donation contributes directly to improving the lives of individuals facing mental health struggles.

To join their noble cause and contribute to these worthy charities, visit www.justgiving.com/team/teamhiethdanpaul for more information and to make a donation. Together, let's help Exmouth's firefighters create a brighter future for those in need.

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