Fighters to take the strain for Barrow for Marrow

Firefighters in St Helens were happy to support the fundraisers

Fighters to take the strain for Barrow for Marrow

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A SQUAD of firefighters gave their pals the push when they dropped in to gather support for a back-breaking charity event.

Next month a group of 16 fundraisers, all employees of Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood, will tackle the 34-mile Barrow for Marrow fundraiser, which will see them take turns pushing each other from Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium to Anfield.

With one of the team, James Platt coming from Prescot, the crews at St Helens Community Fire Station were more than keen to give them their backing.

They will be raising money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, inspired by team member Robbie Fearns’ son.

Charlie, who is eight, had a successful bone marrow transplant in January 2013 as he battled leukaemia.

Andy Sinnott from St Helens Community Fire Station said: “This is a fantastic cause and will hopefully raise lots of money. We wish them all the best on the day.”

They will travel along the East Lancs on Saturday, April 12, and it is expected to take around 12 hours.

Father-of-two Andy Coles, 38, a close friend of Andy Sinnott said: “As much as it is about raising money, it is about raising awareness. It’s about encouraging people to donate their bone marrow.”

To sponsor the team visit

You can also visit their Barrow For Marrow page on Facebook or follow @barrowformarrow on Twitter.


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