Blazing Saddles fire crew receive award after raising £16,370

A team of fire fighters from the East Bourne Community Fire Station have raised £16,370 for CLIC Sargent after completing an epic 1,000 mile, four day scooter tour of the British Isles.

Blazing Saddles fire crew receive award after raising £16,370

Named the ‘Blazing Saddles’, the team of 11 fire fighters travelled on scooters acround the UK and Northern Ireland to raise money for children and young people with cancer.

Whilst in Belfast, the scooter team took the time to stop and meet families at the Belfast Children’s Hospital being supported by CLIC Sargent.

Team member, Bob Newton said: “Our visit to Belfast Hospital Children’s Cancer Ward was a very humbling and moving experience for us all. The children loved our visit and we were all so pleased and proud to meet them. One little boy had not smiled for weeks and his mum was so pleased that our visit had brought a smile to his little face. This is the first time that I have been among so many youngsters with health problems and it was a very emotional experience and very humbling.”

In recognition of their efforts, the 'Blazing Saddles' were awarded the title, 'The Fire Fighters Charity Supporter of the Year' at this year's ceremony.

Bob said: “The awards ceremony was a wonderful end to a fantastic eighteen months of fund raising we were all so pleased to win. The team had such a great time, it was brilliant. Green Watch now looks forward to our next fund raising challenge.”