Rob (left) and Ollie and pictured above.
23 December 2009
Two firefighters from Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service will be cycling non-stop for 12 hours - without going anywhere!
On Saturday 2 January, Rob and Ollie Creighton, both from Milton Keynes, will be raising money for national charity Help the Heroes by doing a continuous static cycle ride on Spin bikes at thecentre:mk in Central Milton Keynes.
Ollie, 24, who has been a firefighter at Bletchley Fire Station for four years - becoming Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s youngest firefighter at the age of 20 when he joined - said: “We will be cycling outside in the shopping centre starting at 8am, and the only time we can stop is for toilet breaks!”
As they are both keen triathletes, cycling seemed a perfect activity to help raise money for this worthwhile cause.
“Help for Heroes is a charity that provides direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he added.
“It is close to both our hearts, especially Rob who is an ex-grenadier Guard in the British Army and still has many close connections with friends still serving.”
Rob, 26, has been a firefighter at Broughton Fire Station for five years and joined the service from the army. He is currently temporarily working at Newport Pagnell Fire Station.
He said: “So many friends from my army days have been injured on active service in Afghanistan and Iraq and have been looked after and treated using the money that 'Help for Heroes' raises.
“We are hoping to gain some publicity for this amazing charity and appeal to generous shoppers in the Christmas spirit in Milton Keynes at the same time."
If you would like to sponsor Rob and Ollie then please log on to their Justgiving site at http://www.justgiving.com/robandollies12cycle
Ollie said: “All donations are secure and sent electronically to Help for Heroes, and if you are a UK taxpayer, Justgiving will add an automatic 28 per cent bonus to your donation at no cost to you. Please join us in supporting a fabulous cause.”
Help for Heroes was launched in October 2007 by a group of friends and service relations. The charity provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. To find out more, please visit the charity’s website at: www.helpforheroes.org.uk
The event is being sponsored by Fusion Sports UK, Big Cow Events, Race Timings Systems, David Lloyd Milton Keynes and thecentre:mk.