Although not literally speaking about Blackburn this endeavour is well worth recording and has a Blackburn old boy taking part. phil Whittaker. Over to Phil, On Saturday July 2015 I will be setting off on a 175 mile trek around all of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services 39 fire stations in aid of The Firefighters Charity. Please donate at www.justgiving.comP-Whittaker1 if you can spare a few bob!! Thanks Well They did it 175 miles visited all 39 Fire stations in Lancashire AND reached their Target of £2000 WELL DONE Phil Neil & Wes and everyone else who joined them on the way.
this heads up with phil on top of hill.
I think we can all agree what a great achievement this was
Oswaldtwistle firefighter and colleagues walk to all 39 fire stations in Lancashire
15:18, 14 August 2015
By Tom Burnett
Three firefighters have successfully completed a charity walk to every fire station in the county.
Oswaldtwistle man Phil Whittaker and colleagues Neil Mark and Wes Truran raised £6,000 in the 175-mile walk to Lancashire’s 39 stations.
The trek took five days and was to raise money for the Firefighters Charity.
The charity helped Phil, 47, and wife Lyndsey after the loss of one of their children.
Phil, of Barnard Close, said the charity, founded during World War 2, still served an important role in helping firefighters injured in the line of duty.
He added: “Ten years ago we lost one of our triplets, Joshua, when he was just 10 months old and we went down to their recuperation centre in Devon for respite, which is what we needed.
“The medical staff at their centre in Penrith are fantastic.”
Phil said many firefighters came in to see them when they visited their stations.
He added: “They gave us donations and refreshments, which was great. It was quite heartwarming to see how the service had taken it to heart.”