West Midlands Firefighters complete 50 hour Hamster Wheel challenge

9th September 2014


A 50-strong team of firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) took part in a unique endurance challenge to support Cure Leukaemia and The Fire Fighters Charity last weekend.

Starting at 5pm on Friday September 12th underneath the bandstand at Birmingham’s Brindley Place, 50 of the region’s firefighters each ran for one hour in full kit on a human hamster wheel to raise money and awareness for the two charities.

The human hamster wheel was built for an act that featured on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and was on full show in Birmingham City Centre. Former leukaemia patient Adam Joyce, who came up with the idea, completed the final hour of the challenge between 6 and 7pm on Sunday.

The team were supported by a number of sponsors for the event with special thanks going to Sports nutrition suppliers GNC who provided the runners with goodie bags on the day, DMM who will supplied all safety equipment and The Slug and Lettuce in Brindley Place who were the official bar partner for the event.

You can still show your support for their amazing achievement by donating via their JustGiving page HERE https://www.justgiving.com/HumanHamsterWheel

Keep an eye out for further photos and videos from the event and a final fundraising total in the coming weeks!

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