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Cadets Raise Money for Team Fire and Ice GB

The 1444 Brownhills Squadron Air Cadets have raised £456 for team Fire and Ice GB following a successful fundraising event.

"We’re looking for corporate sponsors to support us in this anniversary race, and we urge people to contact us so we can discuss the options available and what we can offer them in return."

Cannock Firefighter, Jason Humphreys

The Cadets recently visited Cannock Fire Station as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award where Cannock Firefighter Jason Humphreys told them about his training as part of most extreme endurance race in the world - the 100th Anniversary Race to the South Pole.

The Cadets decided they wanted to help Jason and his team members, Newcastle Firefighter, Andy Topham, and Tamworth Firefighter Brian Roy, with their attempts to raise enough money to participate in the race.

The Cadets spent a day bag-packing at Morrisons in Cannock before presenting team Fire and Ice GB with the cheque at their annual presentation evening.

The Fire and Ice GB team are hoping to raise £100,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity and SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Forces Help. However they are first looking for the sponsorship needed to get them on the ice.

Jason Humphreys said: "We firstly need the £124,000 sponsorship required to allow us to compete and at the moment still need around £82,000. We’re looking for corporate sponsors to support us in this anniversary race, and we urge people to contact us so we can discuss the options available and what we can offer them in return."

Team Fire and Ice GB are one of just 14 teams selected on their experience to compete in the challenge. Other teams will be representing countries including, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Russia.