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Firefighter takes on epic running challenge

Lenny ready to embark on journeyThis month a firefighter from Huntingdon will be taking on a huge challenge to raise money for charity.

Watch Commander Graham George (Lenny) will be running from John O’Groats in Scotland to Lands End in Cornwall. He’ll be attempting to run over 850 miles over just 25 days, running approximately 35 miles per day.

Lenny has taken on the challenge to help raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity and The Samaritans – two charities that do brilliant work to support the fire service community and help those struggling with their physical health, but also their mental health.

So far he has raised over £900 and is looking to raise a further £2,100 to reach his target of £3,000.

Speaking of why he’s taken on the challenge, Lenny commented “I wanted to do something for those that find themselves with poor mental health and limited or no support. I also want to acknowledge the help that is available for fire service members and their families.

“I am raising money for two charities. The Fire Fighters Charity who provide support and rehabilitation, both in mind and body for fire service members and their family, and Samaritans who help many people who feel they have nowhere else to turn.

“£1500 could provide a week of rehabilitation at a dedicated Fire Fighters Charity centre. £1500 allows the Samaritans to staff phone lines for 3 hours.”

It will be the biggest challenge he’s undertaken so far, and he has bravely shared his story on why these charities are so important, and how the money helps them to continue to offer their invaluable services.

To support him on his journey, Lenny has been sponsored by local business Cambridge Campervans, ElectriCal and Sequoia Stark. 

Helping him on his journey will be friends and family, who’ll accompany him on route in the support van, provided by Cambridge Campervans.

If you’d like to make a donation and support Lenny on his mission, you can do so on his Virgin Money Giving page -