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Grenfell Tower fire: Firefighters to run 200 miles from Exeter to Ladbroke Grove to raise money for colleagues who battled blaze

Six crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service will travel from Exeter to North Kensington fire station later this month

Six firefighters will run from Devon to west London to raise money for colleagues who battled the Grenfell Tower blaze.

The crew from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service will run 200 miles in a Run4Grenfell relay from its headquarters in Exeter to North Kensington fire station, which had the first appliance at the scene of the devastating fire.

They will set off at 9am on July 14 - exactly a month after the blaze broke out - and aim to reach the Ladbroke Grove station by 8pm the following day (July 15), when they will present the Red Watch with a plaque as a mark of respect of the work carried out by the London Fire Brigade (LFB).

Six firefighters will run in 200 miles in relay from Devon to North Kensington fire station(Image: Goolistan Cooper)

 

The fundraiser aims to raise £2,500 which will be given to a Fire Brigade Union (FBU) fund set up to support Grenfell Tower firefighters and their families in the months and years to come.

So far they have raised nearly half their target, with £1,205 pledged.

The route that the firecrews will run, which takes in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Hammersmith and Chelsea before finishing at North Kensington fire station(Image: UGC TMS)

 

The route will see the firefighters pass through Runnymede, across Staines Bridge and through Laleham, Sunbury and Shepperton.

As they approach North Kensington station they will run through Chelsea and Fulham.

Around 200 firefighters fought flames at Grenfell Tower.

 

 

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