Father and son firefighters take on three peak challenge

Friday 24th June 2022 6:00 am
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Harry and Stepehen Ratcliffe will attempt to complete the challenge in full kit including breathing apparatus (. )

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A father and son firefighter team will take on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge this weekend to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Stephen and Harry Ratcliffe, who are crew managers at Hay-on-Wye Fire Station, will attempt to climb the three highest peaks in Wales in 24 hours.

Beginning this Saturday, June 25, Stephen and Harry will set off to climb Snowdon, Cader Idris and Pen y Fan. The Welsh Three Peaks includes a total walking distance of 17 miles (27.4km) and an ascent of 2334 metres (7657ft).

The duo will be wearing full fire kit during the challenge and will so be carrying breathing apparatus.

The Fire Fighters Charity offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives.

On their fundraising page, Harry said: “This is a great cause which we have both used and a fantastic facility which we are really looking forward to raising money for.

“Your support and sponsorship will be much appreciated.”

To visit Stephen and Harry’s fundraising page and donate to their challenge in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, please visit https://bit.ly/3bfVfkh

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