From tanks to banks

By Abby Rugg

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


From tanks to banks

From left, event organiser Dave Hunt, service co-ordinator Sean Harrison, Firefighter Ryan Copeland, Firefighter Kirsty Hume, watch manager Bev Whorwood, Louise Watson of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and firefighter Luke Hingert

A DRIVING challenge that brought childhood games of playing with toy tanks, diggers and fire engines to reality, raised £4,000 for two charities.

Last October, the Fire Fighters Charity and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice invited people aged over 17, with a full driving licence, to test their motoring skills in a variety of vehicles, including a bus, a fire engine, a digger and a tank at the Isle of Wight Military History Museum.

The money raised was divided between both charities during a cheque presentation at Newport Fire Station last Wednesday.



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by David Shoulder

26th February 2013, at 11:42:31

Congratulations for more charity work from the fire service. Another high profile event. I have wonderered why we rarely see similar events organised by the other emergency arms - the police and ambulance service. Is that because they are not as community spirited as the fire service or because they do not have the same resources or time on their hands?

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