Angloco Support 2013 New York Marathon Runners

Angloco Support for Colleagues of Fallen Firefighter Steve Hunt at the 2013 New York Marathon!

Five firefighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service ran the world’s most popular marathon in New York on 3rd November 2013 in aid of their fallen colleague FF Steve Hunt and the Fire Service Charity Operation Florian.

Angloco’s £500 donation has contributed towards the £20k target to support the Steve Hunt memorial fund and Operation Florian and also helped to provide much needed sponsorship for all the runner’s tops. Firefighters, Pete Griffiths, Rob McDonagh, Leon Dally, Mark Haslam and Dean Hanley showed their respect for their fallen colleague with ‘Running for Steve’ on the Angloco sponsored running shirts. Pete, Rob and Leon have run the marathon before but it was a completely new experience and challenge for newcomers Mark and Dean.

Operation Florian promotes the safety of firefighters and their communities by providing equipment and training to save lives worldwide. The charity has over 200 volunteers, mostly from the North West.

The runners stated

“within our type of work, we help save lives and promote fire safety daily. Operation Florian is a charity close to all our hearts as they carry out the same type of work overseas in communities far less advanced than ourselves. It is a brilliant charity, run solely by volunteers, so every penny donated will really help save lives worldwide. This year we are all ‘Running for Steve’ and we really need support to help us raise the money.”

With wide news coverage of their challenge provided from Granada on ITV, (follow the link http://www.itv.com/news/granada/ & scroll down to Colleagues of killed firefighter to run marathon in his name) the guys still need all the support they can get. If you would like to help them achieve that magical £20k target you can still sponsor them all at:-

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/GreaterManchesterFireFighters

or send a cheque made payable to ‘Operation Florian’ to the charities Head Office, Sandwich Fire Station, Ash Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9HZ

For anyone interested in taking a more active role by actually taking part in running in the New York Marathon and/or would like any further information, please contact Cathy Clark, Fundraiser on fundraising.opflorian@hotmail.com

 

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