Royston firefighters climb the height of Mount Everest twice at Tesco
- Credit: Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS
Royston firefighters have climbed the height of Mount Everest twice – in the car park of the town’s Tesco Extra store.
The challenge was in aid of two ladies battling cancer – Lysa Kemp from Meldreth and Royston’s Harriet Wilkerson.
Watch commander Ray Constant said: “The hooter started to begin the climb at 10am sharp and there were plenty of willing volunteers from Royston, both wholetime and retained, with Borehamwood and Baldock making up the numbers during the day. Also station commander Comerford and group commander Gollogly were present to show that they hadn’t lost their touch on the ladder.”
They smashed their target of 17,696m – the attempt was successfully completed at around 3pm and the distance climbed was 19,080m.
WC Constant added: “The money raised from just shaking the buckets and the fire service volunteers, was an impressive £1,751.96.
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“This total will be divided between the two ladies to help in some small way in their treatments.
“A massive thank you to Russell from Marlow’s Scaffolding for erecting the tower and also to Tesco for not only feeding and watering us throughout the day, but also allowing us the use of the car park on a busy Saturday.”
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