Crowthorne fire crew take on tower challenge for Comic Relief

The Crowthorne fire crew members taking on the 24-hour challenge
The Crowthorne fire crew members taking on the 24-hour challenge

A CREW from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) will be spending a night out in the cold in Crowthorne to raise money for Comic Relief.

The six crew members, from various stations across Berkshire, will spend 24 hours in the drill tower at the High Street station, with temperatures expected to drop to around 2 degrees.

The crew will take to the tower at 3pm on Friday (24) and will stay there until 3pm on Saturday in an effort to raise £1,000 for Red Nose Day.

Crew members of the Crowthorne station will also be getting in on the act by holding a car wash as part of the national car wash league between 10am and 2pm on Saturday.

Money raised from the car wash will go towards the Fire Fighters Charity, which provides a range of services for fire service personnel and their families, including therapy and rehabilitation for injured firefighters. Donations help the charity to continue in the provision of life enhancing services to the fire and rescue community.

There will also be much more on offer, including a pop-up shop which will raise further funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and a bake sale from which the donations will be sent to Comic Relief. During the weekend, fire engine tours will be on offer to the local community.

A spokesperson for RBFRS said: “This challenge and car wash is the perfect opportunity to bring the community together whilst raising much-needed funds for two very deserving causes.”

If you would like to support the 24-hour tower challenge team, visit their JustGiving page:


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