Fire fighters tackle Sky Tower challenge
The Fire fighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is an annual fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). Fire fighters from around New Zealand and international competitors from Australia, United States of America, Chile and Germany compete and fundraise for this annual event at the Sky Tower in Auckland.
Three of our local Piopio Brigade members will be participating for the first time in the 2017 Fire fighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge, taking place on Saturday 13 May in Auckland.
Anson Clapcott, Steve Brough and Sandy Pari have each started training in readiness for the climb of 51 flights of stairs, 1103 individual steps all the while carrying up to 25kg of gear and wearing masks. The three man team will be competing in the Fire fighter of Steel category which means they will be carrying a steel cylinder rather than the lighter carbon ones. All men have set a goal of raising $1000 each to fundraise for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) and will be hitting the pavement during the Piopio Xmas Parade on the 23rd of December. To continue these efforts the local brigade will also be organising a fundraiser in the new year. Already the donations received have been amazing in only a month. The trio are grateful of this support to date and hope their presence during the parade doesn't alarm people. You may even see the three fire fighters walking around the block fully clothed, don't be concerned there's NO fire they're in training!
Donations towards Piopio Fire Brigade fundraising for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) can be made at www.firefightersclimb.org.nz. Search for team Piopio alternatively keep an eye out for the donation buckets that will be circulating Piopio over the next few months.