In 2010, 4 fire-fighters are planning a charity bike ride across America, starting 28 May and taking 50 days. The aim is to raise as much money for the Fire Fighters Charity as possible. The start of the 3586 mile journey is in Astoria USA and we intend to finish in New York on the 16 July 2010. We will be totally self sufficient and will be carrying all our own gear with no support vehicle using only pedal power. We are staying at fire stations all across America on our route.
It is a sad fact that even with stringent safety measures in place, fire fighters are still killed and injured in the line of duty and the Fire Fighter's Charity was created to help the injured and those affected by the loss of a fire fighter on an emergency call. Since its inception the charity has grown and now opens the doors of its facilities to the child victims of fire and in the coming months the therapy, rehabilitation and recuperation services which the Charity offers will be made available to everyone so that all members of the public can benefit from the excellent service the Charity provides.
However all this comes at a cost and the running costs of £9 million a year is raised by volunteers just like us. We would therefore be grateful for any support you are able to give us no matter how big or small to help this worthy cause.
We have seen first hand how fires and car collisions can tear peoples lives and families apart and really believe that any money raised will help people who, through no fault of their own, are unable to help themselves.