Firefighters raise £2,700 for prostate cancer care appeal

Firefighters triathlon The Mall Cribbs

Firefighters raised £2,720 in static triathlon wearing breathing apparatus for the Prostate Cancer Care Appeal at Southmead Hospital Charity.

The team of 20 firefighters in full fire kit and breathing apparatus ran, cycled or rowed for 300 miles on five static machines at the Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, for five hours on May 20.

Money raised will be donated to Southmead Hospital Charity’s Prostate Cancer Care Appeal, the nominated charity for the Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast Dragonboat Festival.

The firefighters are also taking part in the dragonboat event on June 18.

Adrian Brown, Community Appeals Manager, said: “These firefighters are taking part in the Dragonboat Festival racing against other teams to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Care Appeal.

“It was a brilliant day with lots of support from the public, and the firefighters really pushed themselves in this triathlon event, raising a fantastic amount.

“It is wonderful to have the support of the emergency services in raising money for our important appeal to change the lives of men with prostate cancer in Bristol and the south west.”

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