HOLMES Chapel firefighters will be running, rowing and cycling the length of Cheshire on Sunday to raise money for a charity hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight firefighters will be taking part in the Cheshire Border Challenge in a bid to complete between them 364.9 kilometres, the length of the Cheshire border.

They are seeking sponsorship via an online donations page, justgiving.com/fundraising/lap-of-cheshire, and are hoping to raise £999, a figure chosen because of its relevance to the emergency services.

The money raised will go to The Fire Fighters Charity, which is set to see its fundraising income fall by 50 per cent this year because of the impact of the pandemic.

Holmes Chapel Fire Station raises about £1,000 for the charity at its car wash in March, but the event was cancelled because of the pandemic.

The firefighters will be cycling and running in the Cheshire countryside, and rowing at the fire station.

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Firefighters Abi Van-Loon and John Dooley donated £9 to the charity by taking part in the 999 Challenge, cleaning a fire engine at the fire station in under nine minutes.

John and fellow firefighters Greg Ward and Andrew Lawrinson are set to be dunked on Sunday at the fire station, and people can pay £1 to enjoy seeing them making a major splash for charity.

You can donate at the justgiving page and message the fire station on its Facebook page.