PL Kicks and Firefighters step up to the challenge
The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project today welcomed a group of Mid and West Wales Firefighters to the Liberty Stadium for a fundraising step climb.
Climbing the steps within the Stadium, the firefighters and Liam Ellis of PL Kicks, successfully completed 2,090 steps to raise money for two charities.
Representing the amount of steps that were climbed by the American Firefighters in the September the 11th World Trade Centre Attacks in 2001, the event proved a tough test of strength for all involved but was successfully completed by all recruits.
In addition to collecting for The Firefighter’s Charity - which is the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families – the group are fundraising for Nell’s Journey.
“The Mid and West Wales Firefighter Recruits came to the Liberty Stadium to climb 2,090 steps in order to raise money for Nell, a five year old local girl, who has a rare tumour inside her spinal cord so we’re attempting to raise £3,000 for her surgery,” explained William Stephenson, a firefighter who successfully completed the challenge. “Additionally, we’re raising much needed funds for The Firefighters Charity which supports people in the fire and rescue community when they are in need.”
“It was great to have the support of the Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project,” he continued and it’s not the first time the two organisations have worked together.
Last year PL Kicks launched their Young Fire Fighter (YFF) League that saw young fire fighters across South West Wales get together each month to compete in a range of fire drills and football skills. With the aim of helping to recruit young people onto the YFF project and to aid the fire services with the reduction of arson in Mid and West Wales, the league was well received last season and will soon launch for another season.
For more information about the league or the PL Kicks project, please contact Ian Owen on Ian@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk and if you wanted to donate to their fundraising, please click here.