A TEAM of trainee firefighters have used pedal power to raise Â£1,660 for charity.
The latest group of trainee firefighters completed their charity challenge on Sunday, December 11, at Bolton Market Place Shopping Centre.
As part of their 16-week initial training course trainee firefighters are tasked with a challenge to raise money for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) nominated charities.
The current cohort chose to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and Manchester Childrenâ€™s Burns Foundation with a 999km static cycle.
The team aced the challenge with 45 minutes to spare, raising a total of Â£1,660 to be split between the causes.Â
Talking about their fundraising efforts, Group Manager Tony Bryan, Operational Training Manager, said: â€œThis is a fantastic achievement for our trainee firefighters, especially as they are nearing the end of their intensive initial firefighter training with their passing out ceremony planned for Thursday, December 15.
â€œAs part of the firefighting community both charities are close to GMFRSâ€™ heart and thanks to the generosity of colleagues and communities we are able to help The Fire Fighters Charity and the Manchester Childrenâ€™s Burns Foundation continue to deliver the vital services they provide.â€