Tenants raise money for firefighters’ charity

Release Date: 15-Jul-2014
Tenants and residents from Church Grange, Brooklyn Grange and Springfield House in Cleckheaton have raised £500 for their local firefighters’ charity fundraiser, the Dutch Courage Challenge.
A newly shorn Lucy presented a cheque for £500 to Martin and colleagues

A newly shorn Lucy presented a cheque for £500 to Martin and colleagues

The challenge will see 13 fire fighters from the town’s Blue Watch completing a 500 mile bike ride from Cleckheaton to Amsterdam in 48 hours, before running a 26.2 mile circular route from the city’s historic Olympic stadium through the Dutch countryside. Their aim is to raise as much as they can for the Firefighers Charity and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The tenants raised the money at a recent coffee morning, attended by around 40 people, where they could enjoy freshly baked scones & cakes, have their nails done, get a massage and play a variety of games. Six firefighters from Blue Watch came along and helped the games run smoothly by calling the bingo and running the raffles. One of the highlights of the morning was when tenant Lucy Padgett was sponsored to have her hair shaved off.

Martin Crossley from Blue Watch said: “I’d like to thank all the residents for supporting us in our challenge, which has been inspired by one of our colleagues who has been diagnosed with cancer. We’re amazed by how much they’ve raised through this event.”

Julie Battison, KNH’s Scheme Co-ordinator at Church Grange said “I am delighted that the coffee morning was such a success and would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who have supported us and helped make it possible.”