TWO firefighters from Manchester Central Station took part in an
exhausting walk up Europe's tallest residential building last
Sunday (25 September) in aid of a good cause.
Crew Manager, Tony Harrison, and Firefighter, Danny Martin,
donned full fire-fighting gear and heavy breathing apparatus as
they walked up the stairs of the 46-storey Hilton Tower in
Manchester city centre.
Both completed the climb in an impressive 12 minutes, raising
over Â£200 sponsorship money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - the
organisers of the day's event.
Speaking after his ascent, Tony said: "I won't lie, negotiating
the UK's tallest building outside London whilst wearing full
protective outfit and breathing apparatus was challenging. But I
think 12 minutes was pretty respectable. Plus the views across the
city were amazing."
Speaking about his reasons for undertaking the challenge, Tony
added: "There is a young girl in my daughter's class at school who
suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and she is incredibly brave. Her
mother was doing the run so Danny and I thought we should do our
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK's most common life-threatening
inherited diseases and affects over 9,000 people in the UK. Each
week, two young lives are lost to Cystic Fibrosis.