Firefighters raise money

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A GROUP of South Yorkshire firefighters swapped their protective clothing for running shoes to raise money.

The 10 firefighters from Aston fire station, Rotherham, completed Sheffield’s Half Marathon with one of their wives and one of their sons, in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.

They raised £1,313 and handed over the cash at a presentation ceremony at the hospice, which relies entirely on donations.

Mark Jones ,who took part, said: “None of us had run this distance before so there was a lot of training involved but it was worth it in the end.

“We wanted to do something to raise money for a local charity and because we bought the hospice a TV last year we know how it relies on donations like this because it gets no other funding.”