Burning ambition to raise charity funds

A Stoke Mandeville firefighter is set to run between all 102 London fire stations – covering 60 miles per day over five days.

Steve Moore (pictured) is aiming to raise vital funds for Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Mr Moore, based at Edmonton Fire Station, will start The Great Fire of London Run at London Fire Brigade’s HQ in Union Street, on 21 May, before ending five days later at the Great Fire of London Monument in Monument Square.
He will be raising funds for Rennie Grove Peace with the challenge.

The local hospice care charity is a cause close to Steve’s heart as his wife works as a palliative care nurse for the organisation.

He said: ‘When I moved to my current station in Edmonton they had a big map of London on the wall that showed all the London Fire Brigade fire stations.

‘I kept looking at the map, wondering whether it was possible to run between them all. After a while I decided to stop thinking about it and give it a go.’

Tracey Hancock, Director of Fundraising at Rennie Grove Peace, said: ‘Steve’s fundraising challenge is an inspiring feat and I’d like to thank him for using it to support our work.

‘We rely on the generosity of our local community to fund the majority of our patient services, so every penny raised will make a big difference to the patients and families we work with.’