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Fireys hop to it for the kids this Easter

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29 Mar 2018
MFB and CFA firefighters will be racing against the clock, and each other, this Easter Thursday to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

In a demonstration of fitness and friendly competition, a team from each brigade will run on treadmills in Melbourne’s busy Bourke St Mall to see how much ground they can cover over 14 hours. 

This will be the ninth year the two services have come together to compete in the challenge for a good cause. In 2017 the treadmill challenge raised nearly $30,000.

All funds raised go towards vital medical research and the purchase of life-saving equipment for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

This year, to help kick start the event, MFB Acting Chief Officer Greg Leach and CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington will go head to head on the treadmills from 7am.

MFB Acting Chief Officer Greg Leach said the event was a great opportunity for staff from 

We hope to inspire those watching us to dig deep for the kids and if a bit of friendly rivalry increases the donations that’s even better, he said.

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington said, firefighters from across the state had risen to challenge again this year. 

“Saving lives is what firefighters do best, whether it be at an emergency incident or raising money for the Good Friday Appeal. 

“CFA has a proud tradition of supporting the Royal Children’s Hospital and it’s great to be doing this challenge with the MFB.”

On Good Friday, MFB and CFA firefighters and staff will join community members shaking tins at intersections across the state.

Visit the Good Friday Appeal Relay page to donate.

MFB Media: 9665 4699 or

CFA Media: 1300 232 633 or 

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