Cumbrian firefighter will trek to Everest base camp to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Craig Hall, a watch manager for the Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service, is taking on a challenge to raise money for the Fire Fighter’s Charity. The charity provides essential support for the UK’s fire service community by promoting mental, physical and social well-being. Serving and retired firefighters, control, and support teams all benefit from the charity’s specialized services.

Craig is embarking on a 14-day trek to base camp at Katmandu. His friend, who runs a guiding company, will lead the journey. “It’s always been on my bucket list as something I’ve wanted to do,” said Craig. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me so I want to raise as much money as possible for the charity.”

Craig has been a member of the fire service for 20 years and has used the charity’s services twice himself. He knows many colleagues who have also used the charity’s support and without it, they wouldn’t have been able to get back to work as quickly as they did.

The charity is not only for firefighters, but their families can also benefit from their services. Craig’s wife received rehab treatment in Devon after being burnt in a kitchen at work. He added: “It’s there for everyone and it’s all free.”

Craig is enthusiastic about his upcoming adventure and is grateful for the opportunity to support such an invaluable charity. He has raised over £1,000 so far, and his target is £5,000. The charity relies on donations to support its members, and Craig’s efforts will help make a difference.

To contribute to Craig’s challenge, please visit his fundraising page:

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