Race on to get cash flow­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

SU­PER fit part-time fire­fight­ers from Wye are used to fac­ing the el­e­ments, but the Sun­day morn­ing weather proved a real chal­lenge dur­ing their lat­est char­ity ef­fort. They raced a seven-mile route around the pubs on their patch from the Tick­led Trout to the Hon­est Miller at Brook, the New Fly­ing Horse and fi­nally the King’s Head. The team were led home by run­ners David Dodd in 49 min­utes and Sam Tee­han, sup­ported by watch man­ager Mar­tyn Wake­lin and crew mem­bers Nick Wil­liams, Stu­art Peitch and Sam Wake­lin on bi­cy­cles. Their spon­sored ef­fort raised £554 and Karen and Abi­gail Wil­liams col­lected an­other £173 from the bars to be added to the char­ity funds be­ing col­lected to cel­e­brate the cen­te­nary of the vil­lage fire bri­gade. Events will con­tinue into next year with two-thirds of the fi­nal sum go­ing the fire bri­gade char­i­ties and the re­main­der to Kent Air Am­bu­lance.

Pic­ture: Martin Apps pd1491854

Fire­man pic­tured out­side the Tick­led Trout, Wye, from left, Mar­tyn Wake­lin, Sam Wake­lin, Nick Wil­liams, Stu­art Peitch, Sam Tee­han and David Dodd

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