Greater Manchester firefighters completed a charity Ladder Climb Challenge in Stockport, reaching astonishing heights equivalent to Mount Everest.
Totalling a whopping 8,848 metres, the Ladder Climb Challenge took place in Merseyway, where 20 firefighters continuously climbed a 13.5 metre ladder in just short of seven hours.
Organised by White Watch, Stockport, the aim of the challenge was to raise as many funds as possible for their dedicated charities, When You Wish Upon a Star and The Firefighters Charity. Due to each climbers’ dedication, the firefighters managed to raise over £900 throughout the day.
Victoria Nichol, Centre Manager at Merseyway said:
“The Ladder Challenge is a fantastic event that raises much-needed funds for a selection of wonderful charities. We’re thrilled to hear the climb was a great success and we’d like to thank all the shoppers who donated.”
Kevan Downey, Firefighter at Stockport Fire Station said:
“We’d like to thank Merseyway Shopping Centre for their fantastic efforts into making our event as successful as it was. The main aim was to raise as much money as possible and we’d like to thank all our firefighters and volunteers for their hard work. We’d also like to say a special thanks to the people of Stockport for their fantastic generosity in getting us to our grand total.”