Twenty-two firefighters from Northfield, Kings Norton, Ladywood and Highgate fire stations are preparing to tackle the BUPA Great Birmingham Run in October dressed in FULL UNIFORM!
The red hot runners of Team Cure Leukaemia are hoping to raise £10,000 for the charity, which is especially close to the heart of one of their members.
Crew Commander Adam Joyce was first diagnosed with the disease in 2000 and was treated at the QE Hospital by Professor Charlie Craddock who is the co-founder of Cure Leukaemia and director at the Centre for Haematology at the hospital. Adam has since made a full recovery and has supported Cure Leukaemia since it first launched ten years ago.
As well as raising sponsorship for the run, the team have been taking part in other fundraising activities across Birmingham, including a charity car wash at Kings Norton station back in August which raised almost £500 and a city centre collection.
Adam said: “We have come up against some challenges in the past, but taking on the BUPA Great Birmingham Run is a first for us! Having been personally affected by leukaemia, I have been involved with the charity since day one and it is truly inspiring to see what amazing things it has done to support people over the last ten years. We hope by coming out in force we can raise a significant amount of money for them.”
James McLaughlin, CEO of Cure Leukaemia, said: “It is because of people like Adam and his team that we are able to raise new funds to continue to support leukaemia sufferers. There is a special connection between Adam and our work and we’re honoured to have him and his amazing team behind us. It’s brilliant that they will be running together in uniform – you certainly won’t miss them!”
You can support the team and help them reach their goal of £10,000 by sponsoring them on the Team Cure Leukaemia Just Giving page