Stoke Newington firefighters tackle Three Peaks for children’s hospice

Marathon climb raises more than �3,000 for Haven House

Stoke Newington firefighters put down their hoses and pulled on their walking boots to raise money for charity.

Six crew members of the station’s white watch in Stoke Newington Church Street presented �3490 to Haven House Children’s Hospice in Essex this week after completing the National Three Peaks Challenge.

Chris Walton, Ray Paul, Bob Cooper, Enrique Jimenez, Chris Pitt and Dick Pittfield climbed to the top of Scotland’s Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and finally Snowdon in Wales last July.

Drivers Tom Davis and Darren Donn helped the group complete all three peaks in just 23 hours.

Crew manager Ray Paul said: “It was fantastic. We were all absolutely knackered but it was worth it.”

The collected the sponsorship money at many of London’s Underground stations.

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Paula Antoniou, Haven House community fundraiser, said: “Thanks go to this brilliant group of fire fighters who have scaled the heights to make such a fantastic contribution to Haven House Children’s Hospice. Their donation enables us to provide much needed care services for children with life limiting conditions as well as support for their families”.