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21st September 2012

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

On the 21st September 2013 four NYFRS firefighters are attempting to run a marathon a day for seven days, to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity UK and The Stephen Siller Foundation in the USA.

The New York Fire House run will see Station Manager Andy Blades (Malton Fire Station), Watch Manager Justin Rowe (Malton Fire Station), Firefighter Terrence Gregg (York Fire Station) and Station Manager Mark Naylor (Whitby Fire Station) running to all the fire houses in New York City, which will work out at an average of 30 miles running a day!

Today, Friday 21st September is our fundraising launch day.  In exactly 12 months time we will start the run from the Stephen Siller, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Headquarters on Staten Island.  Over the coming year, the team will be training and organising various fundraising activities leading up to the main event.  Our aim is to raise as much money as possible!

We need you to sponsor us to help us raise funds for these two charities who are always there when we need them most.

Our fundraising pages are:

The Fire Fighters Charity http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=Tarahumara&faId=220125&isTeam=true

The Stephen Siller Foundation http://t2trun.org//t2t/justinrowe2043

The Fire Fighters Charity

We are the UK's leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire fighters, fire personnel and their families. Our vision is to make a positive difference by supporting people in the fire and rescue community when they are in need.Over the years, we have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals by providing world-class treatment and support services.  It costs £9 million a year to keep the Charity running and with no government funding we are completely reliant on the generosity and enthusiasm of our supporters. The role of a fire fighter is one of bravery, loyalty and devotion to public service. Just like fire fighters, we are passionate about our work and the services we provide to the men and women who risk their lives to save ours.

 Stephen Siller Foundation

On September 11th, firefighter Stephen Siller had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn.  He was on his way to play golf with his brothers on that bright clear day when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers.  When he heard the news, he called his wife Sally to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need.  He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear, then took his final heroic steps to the World Trade Centre.  When Stephen drove his truck  to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic .  With sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back, he ran through the Tunnel, hoping  to meet up with his own company, Squad 1. 

 

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