Buckinghamshire firefighter running between all 102 London Fire Brigade stations in aid of local charity

A Stoke Mandeville firefighter is set to run between all 102 London fire stations – covering 60 miles per day over five days – to raise vital funds for Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care as well as The Fire Fighters Charity.

Steve Moore, who is based at Edmonton Fire Station, will start The Great Fire of London Run at London Fire Brigade’s HQ on Union Street, on 21 May, before ending five days later at the Great Fire of London Monument on Monument Square.

He will be raising funds for Rennie Grove Peace with the challenge. The local hospice care charity is a cause close to Steve’s heart as his wife works as a palliative care nurse for the organisation, so he understands how important its services are.

Steve, who has undertaken many endurance challenges in the past, explains how he came up with the idea:

“When I moved to my current station in Edmonton they had a big map of London on the wall that showed all the London Fire Brigade fire stations. I kept looking at the map, wondering whether it was possible to run between them all. After a while I decided to stop thinking about it and give it a go!

“It has taken around a year to plan everything and finalise a route. Some of my London Fire Brigade colleagues are going to provide a support vehicle for me throughout the challenge and I know that everybody at the station is behind me.

“Endurance challenges have always been something I’ve enjoyed so I’m looking forward to getting out there and making this idea – that was sparked by a map on the wall – into a reality that raises lots of money for two great causes.”

Tracey Hancock, Director of Fundraising at Rennie Grove Peace, says: “Steve’s fundraising challenge is an inspiring feat and I’d like to thank him for using it to support our work. We rely on the generosity of our local community to fund the majority of our patient services so every penny raised will make a big difference to the patients and families we work with.

“Everybody at Rennie Grove Peace will be cheering Steve on when he takes to the streets of the capital and we wish him the best of luck with his challenge.”

Steve is also raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity, where he received support at one of its three rehabilitation centres – Harcombe House in Devon – after injuring his back a few years ago.

The Fire Fighters Charity’s Community Fundraiser, Clare Delaney, said: “I want to wholeheartedly thank Steve for organising such a fantastic challenge.  Every pound donated to Steve’s fundraiser will make an incredible difference to the support we continue to offer his colleagues and their families across the UK.”

To support Steve’s fundraiser, click here.