Women’s Lifestyle Expo a day out for all the girls

Manawatu Guardian - - FROM THE EDITOR - By MERANIA KARAURIA

The Women’s Lifestyle Expo on the week­end at­tracted a large crowd on the Satur­day.

Sun­day was a day for the “girl­friends with­out their kids” to browse the many stalls.

Also kept busy at the week­end Expo was the Ash­hurst Fire Brigade, who donned 25kg of fire fight­ing kit and each walked up to 6km an hour.

Grant Mar­shall said they took one­hour turns on the tread­mill and raised $945 for Leukaemia & Blood Can­cer NZ.

Grant said the Ruther­ford Fit­ness Hire sup­ported the walk and do­nated the tread­mill for the fire­fight­ers’ week­end trek. “It was very hot. “The gear we wear is de­signed to keep heat out when in a fire but it also keeps the heat in so we lost a bit of sweat.

“We all con­sumed a good amount of wa­ter dur­ing the one hour walk,” Grant said.

The five vol­un­teer crew, Grant, Josh Casey, Neil Foot, Anna Gor­don and Ty­rone Burnskey were sup­ported by Max­ine Burnskey, Lau­rie Mar­shall, Matt Clark, Han­nah Barnes and Vanessa Davey.

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TY­RONE Burnskey made hot work of his one-hour stint on the tread­mill while Grant Mar­shall col­lected the money be­fore his 6km walk.

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