Firefighters put their best feet forward

Fire station managers Neil Mark and Phil Whittaker who walked round all the Lancashire fire stations. (s)
Fire station managers Neil Mark and Phil Whittaker who walked round all the Lancashire fire stations. (s)
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A pair of intrepid firefighters walked their way to success after setting themselves the challenge of visiting all the fire stations in Lancashire to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.

Phil Whittaker and Neil Mark, Station Managers with responsibilty for the Ribble Valley and Hyndburn respectively, walked a total of 168 miles through the county in five days, stopping off at each of the 39 stations along their way.

The Firefighters Charity, to which the pair will donate all funds raised, supports serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families, providing rehabilitation and support when illness or injury strikes.

The stations visited included Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancaster, Garstang, Fleetwood, Blackpool, St Anne’s, Preston, Chorley, Ormskirk, Barnoldswick, Colne, Nelson, Padiham, Burnley, Clitheroe, and Great Harwood before finishing in Blackburn.