Airport firefighters take on coast-to-coast cycle for Sheffield Children's Hospital

Firefighters from Doncaster Sheffield Airport are set for a gruelling two-day cycle as they take on the Coast to Coast challenge.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 8:47 pm
Airport firefighters tackle C2C cycle challenge for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Helipad appeal
Airport firefighters tackle C2C cycle challenge for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Helipad appeal

The team, of 16 cyclists and two support drivers, will aim to raise more than £1,000 for The Children’s Hospital Charity when they take on the challenge on September 9 and 10.

All funds raised will go towards a new helipad for the roof of Sheffield Children's Hospital, to allow children to receive the urgent care they need quicker.

The airport is a passionate supporter of the charity, having raised over £30,000 for it since April 2016. It is also home to northern headquarters for The Children’s Air Ambulance, which moved into a new purpose-built hangar in May as part of a seven-year project to provide a nationwide high-speed transfer service for critically ill children and babies.

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Brian Mills, duty station manager Red Watch, said: “We can’t wait to take on the Coast to Coast challenge.

“We are doing this for a charity which means so much to us as at the airport, and on a personal level to several of the firefighters taking part.

“Our aim is to smash our £1,000 target, and with the support of friends, family and the public, I am confident we will get there. Every penny counts so please help us reach the target.

“Good levels of fitness are essential for firefighters; however we are not underestimating the challenge ahead and have all been putting in extra time in the saddle to prepare.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/doncaster-sheffield-airport-fire-service.