Jason Nightingale, David Evans, Richard Plaskett and Steve Taylor have 46 years of service in the Fire Brigade and want to do their bit for the Caring 4 Kids campaign.
Jason said: "We are planning to stay together for the duration of the run, to encourage one another and make sure we all finish. The fire service has always been good on team work so to run as a team we should be ok. We wanted to support the Stars Appeal Caring 4 Kids campaign as it is a fantastic cause. Between us we have seven children and one on the way, so children are very close to our hearts. We are looking to raise as much money as possible between now and race day."
Hannah Paye from the Stars Appeal said: "Like many of the children that the Caring 4 Kids campaign will help, fire fighters often find themselves in situations where they need to be brave and courageous, so it seems fitting that they are supporting the Appeal. We are thrilled that the team from Red Watch are taking part and I know the crowd will be right behind them." Ends
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Race organisers are encouraging anyone who would like to take part in the Tidworth 10 & 3k Fun Run to register soon as places are going fast. You can register for the event by logging on to www.starsappeal.org
The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for the 300,000 people who rely on Salisbury District Hospital. It funds extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. The Appeal benefits all wards and departments. It also raises money for major projects. Thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal has already funded two major projects, including providing special treatment and diagnostic equipment for premature and critically-ill babies and creating a highly advanced keyhole cancer surgery suite.
The Caring 4 Kids campaign aims to fund additional facilities and equipment within a new children's unit at Salisbury District Hospital. This will benefit over 6,000 children from across Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire each year. The new Unit will cost £4 million in total, with the Caring 4 Kids campaign covering the cost of extra facilities and equipment. These include 'home from home' rooms for children with cancer and cystic fibrosis who regularly spend long periods in hospital; indoor and outdoor play, therapy and assessment areas; multi-sensory equipment for disabled children and dedicated parents' accommodation where families can stay close to their child.
For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005. www.starsappeal.org email@example.com