Release date: 10 April 2018
On May 4, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s new recruits will honour the longstanding tradition of attempting an ambitious challenge, all in the name of charity.
The recruits will be cutting up a car using hydraulic cutting equipment and posting every component, including the seats, interior and mechanics, through a tractor tyre.
The event, taking place at the Carfax in Horsham Town Centre, will begin at 1pm.
Event attendees will see our trainee firefighters in action as they dismantle the vehicle in less than an hour, in order to raise as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity and Together for Tyler, a local campaign launched by Spirit FM.
Anna Bingham, presenter for Spirit FM, will also be at the event, donning full fire kit and starting the charity challenge off by taking the initial cut of the car.
Speaking of the event Anna said, “I am delighted to be involved in such an exciting challenge, raising money and awareness for two great causes.
“Together for Tyler is a campaign launched by Spirit FM last year, with an aim to raise £50,000. We are extremely grateful to West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service for helping us to raise money and near our target.”
Course Commander, Marvin Smith, said: “Each of the recruits is extremely determined, not only to complete the charity challenge, but to raise as much money as possible for two worthy causes in the process.
“We’re encouraging the public to get behind the challenge and support our recruits by coming along on the day and cheering them on!”
The group of 12 trainee firefighters, who began their journey to becoming Wholetime Community Firefighters in February, are currently undergoing an intensive 14-week training course.
If you would like to support our trainee firefighters and help us beat our £500 target, visit our Justgiving page to donate. All the money raised through the page and at the event will be split equally between the two causes.
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