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Six members of HFRS staff take on the Humber swim for a great cause.

26 July 2018

Six members of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service staff took on the Humber in a bid to raise money for The Firefighters Charity. 

Six members of HFRS staff take on the Humber swim for a great cause.

A team of six staff members from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service crossed the river Humber the hard way recently.

The team, made up of Jason Frary, John Smyth, Sophie Hedges, Steve Hellewell, Mark Lawson and Si Latham, swam from the south to the north bank of the river, starting at Barton, with an exit on Hessle foreshore. Debbie Frary also completed the swim in support of a family member.

The swim, which forms part of The Firefighters Charity 75 mile challenge, was completed in just 48 minutes. All seven members completed the swim, following tough training which included hours of pool-based training and open water sessions.

The team raised £1,512.00 in total for the charity, which will help to provide life enhancing health and wellbeing support to the whole fire community, either serving or retired.

#MY75Miles encourages people to complete 75 miles in a year by any way possible, such as swimming, cycling or rowing. You could take part by yourself or as part of a team. The Firefighters Charity ask that a minimum of £75 is raised to help support heroes of the fire community along the way.