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Hunstanton Fire Cadets run out and roll up 999 lengths of hoses in aid of Norfolk and Waveney Mind





Fundraising Hunstanton Fire Cadets “rolled up” to take on a challenge with a difference last Saturday, so far raising more than £670 for a mental health charity.

Teams took part in a 999 challenge of running out and rolling up 999 lengths of hoses within five hours in aid of Norfolk and Waveney Mind.

Challenge instigator was 15 year-old Danny Prime, a student at Lynn’s Springwood High School who decided to support Mind having had people around him who had experienced mental health issues.

Rolling out and up during the challenge.
Rolling out and up during the challenge.
Above, Danny Prime, right, with cadet leader Guy Taverner.
Above, Danny Prime, right, with cadet leader Guy Taverner.

Those taking part were aged 13 to 17 and watch manager Guy Tavener said: “The champion of this event is Fire Cadet Daniel (Danny) Prime who is the Mayor’s Fire Cadet for West Norfolk Council.

“Danny chose Mind, which is one of mayor Margaret Wilkinson’s, selected charities, and set up the fundraising event.

“He persuaded the fire cadets, all 14 of them, to commit to the 999 challenge which involved running out and rolling back up 999 hoses today - no easy feat and physically very demanding.

Hunstanton Fire Cadets with Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s fundraising and events manager Harry Scott and fundraising support officer Amy Woods. Pictures: Ian Burt
Hunstanton Fire Cadets with Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s fundraising and events manager Harry Scott and fundraising support officer Amy Woods. Pictures: Ian Burt

“I’m really impressed with everyone’s enthusiasm and commitment.”

Mind Norfolk and Waveney fundraising and events manager Harry Scott, and fundraising support officer Amy Woods were there to support the event along with volunteers selling cakes and drinks, the proceeds of which will be added to the fundraising effort, including Gemma Prime who was running the raffle and tables.

A spokesperson for Mind said: “We support the people of Norfolk and Waveney with their mental health and wellbeing through our network of wellbeing centres, talking therapies, residential programmes, social groups, specialist programmes and mental health training.

Above, Danny Prime, right, with cadet leader Guy Taverner.
Above, Danny Prime, right, with cadet leader Guy Taverner.

“From prevention support to crisis support, wherever you are on your mental health journey, we are here for you.

“Our ambition is to ensure that no one has to face poor mental health alone and with the right support and resources anybody can create a life that feels meaningful to them."

The online Justgiving page will remain open until the end of the month. You can donate at www.justgiving.com and search for fire cadet challenge.

The page had reached £420 and it will remain open until the end of April.



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