FIREFIGHTERS in Fordingbridge are preparing to take on a 54-mile challenge.

The team will be walking/running around all 11 fire station in the New Forest wearing their full fire kit and a 16kg breathing apparatus set.

The team is made up of Matt O’Hare, Colin Reeves, Pete White and Lee Dorrington. They hope to complete the journey over two days during Easter (April 11 and 12). The challenge is in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity who help support firefighters and their families.

The challenge will start at Totton Fire Station where the team will then head to Lyndhurst, Hythe, Hardley, Beaulieu and Brockenhurst on the first day. The second day will take the team from Brockenhurst to Lymington, New Milton, Burley, and Ringwood before finishing in Fordingbridge.

The team is hoping to raise around £1000 for the charity and said: “Any donations or support will be gratefully appreciated and we thank you all in advance.”

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