Firefighters are stepping up to their latest challenge in the name of charity!

Crews are aiming to climb the height of Mount Everest at their charity ladder climb – and you’re invited!


Fire crews are aiming to climb the height of Mount Everest at their upcoming charity ladder climb event in Chichester – and you’re invited!

On Saturday 12th August firefighters will be climbing 29,029 feet at the Assembly Rooms, North Street. They will continuously climb a ladder for six hours, raised against scaffolding, using a pole to descend.

The event will run from 10am-4pm and there will be a tombola for you to take part in, with many prizes that have generously been donated by local independent stores.

All proceeds from the event go to The Fire Fighters Charity and the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Appeal.

Firefighter Darren Kilmister, who is supporting with the organisation of the event, said: “This event is always really good fun for all. Last year we managed to raise and incredible £3000 for charity, hopefully we can beat that this year!

 “The two charities that we are supporting do an amazing job 365 days a year and I hope that we can raise an amazing amount of money to show our gratitude towards them.

“We’d be delighted to see as many people on the day as possible to support us in reaching our goal, and perhaps they can even help climb the ladder themselves!”

A special thank you goes to NJS Scaffolding who have  kindly supported the crews by supplying and building the scaffolding in preparation for the event.    

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council's Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Last updated:
6 February 2018

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