On Sunday, 10th June 2018, firefighters from Newtown Fire
Station climbed to the summit of Snowdon, but this was no ordinary expedition
to the highest peak in Wales, as the Newtown Crew did so whilst carrying a fire
and rescue ladder.
This challenge was undertaken by fully trained firefighters,
therefore, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service urge members of the
public not to attempt to replicate this challenge as it could endanger lives.
The aim of the event was to raise money for The Fire
Fighters Charity, which provides life-enhancing services to the fire and rescue
Speaking after the event, Watch Manager Dave Latham from Mid
and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said, “This was a new and exciting
challenge for the Newtown Crew which will hopefully generate as much money as
possible for The Fire Fighters Charity.
We began our expedition at Llanberis in the morning and
followed the Llanberis path up to the summit. The crew have trained and planned
meticulously for this event and everyone involved worked so hard to get the
#Laddertothetop during the hot weather conditions. On behalf of the crew
members involved, I would like to give a special thanks to all the friends and
families of Fire Service personnel for their support on the day, not to forget
the achievement of the Fire Cadets who also joined us every step of the way. The
support given by members of public was overwhelming and the reception we
received on reaching the summit was truly amazing and a once in a lifetime experience.
The running costs of The Fire Fighters charity are over £9
million a year, which is almost entirely funded through donations from the fire
community and public, therefore it is vital that we continue to support them
whilst they support firefighters and their families in times of need.
We would greatly appreciate your support through a donation,
however big or small, to such an important charity. Please visit the Newtown
Fire Station's Ladder Carry to the Summit of Snowdon – Just Giving Page or text
FSTN99 and the amount you wish to
donate to 70070.”
You can also donate today by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Newtown-Fire-Station
Follow the crew through their social media accounts:
Instagram: newtown_fire_station and
show your support using the #Laddertothetop