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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fundraising Events in Memory of Lisa

03/05/2013

Firefighters from the east of the county will be taking part in a ladder climb in memory of Lisa Oldham who died tragically last June.

"We are very pleased to be taking part in this charity event in memory of Lisa. We encourage as many people as possible to make a donation to the charities."

Toby Wilson, Station Manager

Lisa passed away after a 12-day battle against injuries she sustained while trying to light a bio ethanol burner at her home in Uttoxeter.

Firefighters from Uttoxeter, Abbots Bromley and Burton-on-Trent will be doing the ladder climb on Sunday, May 26 at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

They will be building a scaffolding tower four to five metres high which each firefighter will take in turns to climb up. Each firefighter will complete around 70 climbs and the total height scaled will be over 8,800 metres, the equivalent of Mount Everest.

The money raised on the day will be split between The Fire Fighters Charity and the three charities that tried to save Lisa’s life - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, The Midlands Air Ambulance and Dove Valley Community First Responder.

Station Manager Toby Wilson said: “We are very pleased to be taking part in this charity event in memory of Lisa. We encourage as many people as possible to make a donation to the charities.”

Lisa’s brother Glyn Douglas is also organising a 3 Peak Challenge to raise a total of £15,000 to be split equally between the three charities.

The goal is to travel over 450 miles, hike more than 26 miles and scale over 3000 metres on some of Britain’s toughest climbs within 24 hours. The challenge will take place on the third weekend of June, which marks the anniversary of Lisa’s accident and also her birthday.