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Charity challenge in support of terminally-ill firefighter

Boston firefighters are gearing up for an intense challenge next week as they take part in a charity rowathon in aid of terminally-ill colleague, Stefan Hawcroft.

Firefighter Stefan has been battling against the devastating effects of a brain tumour for the last four years. But after his condition recently deteriorated, his family started a campaign to raise funds to access pioneering treatment which could cost up to £250,000.  So far the campaign has raised more than £97,000.

On Wednesday, April 18, crews from Boston are aiming to row one metre for every £ required towards the target so that Stefan can receive the treatment he needs. This equals a staggering 250,000 metres so they need your support!

The event will be taking place from 10am in Pescod Square.

Dave Gilbert, Divisional Commander, said: "Crews across the county are pulling together to help Stefan in any way they can and raise the money he needs for his treatment.

"An amazing amount of money has already been raised thanks to events such as this but we can't stop there when we know more needs to be done to help Stef.

"It's going to be a tough challenge for the crews so I hope as many people as possible will come along on the day to cheer them on."

Anyone wishing to donate to Stefan's cause can visit the fundraising Facebook page