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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