Grantham firefighters prepare for gruelling 36-hour charity challenge

Clive Baillie, Kyle Campbell and friends
Clive Baillie, Kyle Campbell and friends
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Two firefighters are taking on a gruelling 36-hour challenge to raise money for disabled and terminally ill children.

Grantham-based Clive Baillie, 53, and Kyle Campbell, 43, will be tackling the three peaks challenge to raise £10,000 for Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, and The Fire Fighters Charity.

The duo will be cycling the 450 miles between the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales before climbing them, aiming to complete it all in just under 36 hours.

In the run up to the challenge, starting on July 5, the pair has been supported by colleagues across Lincolnshire carrying out collections at supermarkets.

The next event, organised by Spalding’s firefighters, will take place at Sainsbury’s on Winfrey Avenue this Saturday (April 1), between 10am and 4pm.

For Clive, the Newlife Charity has a special significance, helping support his 13 year old son, Jake, who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Clive said: “Over the years I’ve had support from both charities, so I’m keen to give something back to thank them for their kindness and so they can help others in need. When Kyle mentioned the challenge, I thought it was a perfect way to raise money.

“The support we’ve had from colleagues across the county has been amazing! We have already raised more than £2,600 – meaning we are just over a quarter of the way to our total target.”

You can follow and support Clive and Kyle’s challenge at www.justgiving.com