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Firefighters reach the summit - with a ladder

Created on 12/06/2018 @ 14:47
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Firefighters from Newtown are still seeking donations after successfully completing their challenge to walk to the summit of Snowdon with a ladder.

They completed the challenge on Sunday as part of fundraising for The Firefighters Charity.

The charity provides life-enhancing services to the fire and rescue community.

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 the 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.

He added: "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

Photo: Firefighters at the summit of Snowdon

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