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Casper's Journey Challenge begins

Date : 02 October 2019

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On 3 October 2019, firefighters from Bohemia Road and The Ridge will begin a 100 mile challenge across the South Downs Way to raise funds for essential treatments for Chris “Casper” Mepham. 

Chris is a local firefighter and dad of two who, in 2017,  was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, together with stage 2 testicular cancer and requires treatment and therapies not currently available on the NHS.  East Sussex firefighters are joining forces to raise £50,000 for the treatment and therapies with the aim to provide Chris and his family more options and hope for the future.

Feat of human endurance

Colleagues of Bohemia Road and The Ridge Fire Stations are attempting to walk the South Downs Way. The South Downs Way is a 100 mile route that starts at Winchester in Hampshire, it stretches across West Sussex and ends in Eastbourne in East Sussex. Some of the highest points in the south of the country are covered along the route reaching up to 889ft. The team will start their journey at Butser Hill on Thursday 3rd October and finish at Bohemia Road Fire Station, Hastings on Sunday 6th October. This feat of human endurance is going to be carried out over 4 days and at the end of each day, the crews are set to bunk down in fire stations to rest and recuperate before setting off on yet another 25 mile trek for the day.

Further information and how to sponsor!

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