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A Watch Manager completed the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in Liverpool in fire kit after exceeding her fundraising target.
Watch Manager Lauren McCormack completed the Tunnel 10K this year and said she would complete Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon event in fire kit if she managed to raise £1,000 in sponsorship money.
She exceeded her fundraising target, raising more than £1,200 for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, which treats people diagnosed with cancer, supports research and offers a wide range of services.
Watch Manager McCormack said: “I’d firstly like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated and those who supported me on the day. The whole experience was unique and it has given me the running bug big time.
“It was one of the hardest events I have completed and the post recovery has been as difficult as the event itself. The support and encouragement from those participating on the day was immense and just goes to show the amount of respect people have for the organisation and what we do.
“I have already signed up for next year’s event and am hoping to get a team together to complete it.
“Once again I would like to say a massive thank you for all your donations. They will go to make a real difference for Clatterbridge.”
Watch Manager Lauren McCormack completing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in fire kit. Photo supplied by Lauren McCormack.
School Award For Watch
Firefighters in St Helens have been presented with a plaque from school children after ongoing work with three schools.
The Watches based at St Helens Community Fire Station have been working with St Mary’s Catholic Junior School, Chapel End Primary School and St Aidan’s Primary School.
Blue Watch at the station were presented with a plaque, receiving it on behalf of all the firefighters based at the station.
Watch Manager Ian Clarke, from Blue Watch at
St Helens Community Fire Station, said: “We have visited the schools and delivered numerous safety
packages and allowed the children to ‘grill’ us about the Service and ask questions about the equipment we use. The children have also visited the station and had a look at our environment and our work roles.
As a result of that work and engagement,
we were invited to a tea party attended by parish councillors, school children and
governors where the Watch was presented with a special plaque.
“Crews at St Helens Community Fire Station have worked hard to encourage the young people to think
and learn about safety as well as developing engagement with young people and supporting the schools. We are now in the process of organising the next set of visits.”
Photo supplied by Watch Manager Ian Clarke.

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