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London firefighter to run over 300 miles to 102 fire stations for charity

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London firefighter’s charity run

London firefighter Steve Moore is set to run over 300 miles across the capital, visiting each of the city’s 102 fire stations to raise money for charity.

An experienced ultra-marathon and endurance runner, Steve will start his run at London Fire Brigade Headquarters in Southwark on 21 May.

He will navigate a complex route across the city, spending around 12-14 hours running each day to reach his daily target of 60 miles.

The run will conclude at Monument, marking the origin point of the Great Fire of London, where he will be greeted by colleagues, friends, and family.

Steve was inspired to undertake this challenge while looking at a map of London in Edmonton Fire Station.

He said: “I’ve always enjoyed running and challenging myself with long distance endurance runs.

“I was looking at the map of London in Edmonton Fire Station, and the idea started to grow.

“I wondered if anyone had tried to run to every fire station before, and then decided I’d be the one to give it a go.”

Raising funds for important causes

Steve aims to raise money for two organisations close to his heart: The Fire Fighters Charity and Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care.

Steve said: “The Fire Fighters Charity have always supported me and my colleagues when we needed help, so it is nice to give something back.

“They play a vital role supporting the UK fire and rescue service. I also wanted to run for Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care, where my wife is a palliative care nurse.

“I know how much difference they make to families in need, so I’m keen to support them as well.”

In addition, Steve will use the run to raise awareness about Walk and Talk 999, a peer support network for emergency service workers to discuss their mental health during outdoor walks.

Support from the community

Throughout his challenge, Steve will be accompanied by a dedicated support team made up of friends and family.

Staff from across the Brigade will join him for short sections of the run.

Assistant Commissioner Spencer Sutcliff said: “Running to every fire station in London is an incredible challenge for Steve to undertake, and as he completes it, the entire Brigade will be showing our support at every station.

“It’s even more inspiring that he’s attempting this run in support of two incredible charities.”

Clare Delaney from The Fire Fighters Charity expressed her gratitude: “I want to wholeheartedly thank Steve for organising such a fantastic challenge.

“Our fire services community really is a family, and that’s being shown in the support for Steve from his London Fire Brigade colleagues.”

Supporting Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care

Tracey Hancock, Director of Fundraising at Rennie Grove Peace, praised Steve’s efforts: “Steve’s fundraising challenge is an inspiring feat and I’d like to thank him for using it to support our work.

“We rely on the generosity of our local community to fund the majority of our patient services so every penny raised will make a big difference to the patients and families we work with.”

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