PennWhite Fire Fighters Charity Challenge

PennWhite’s Kev Simpkins and Matt Barton are both on-call fire fighters retained by the Congleton station in Cheshire. As well as their “day jobs” and fire-fighting duties, over the summer they both took on challenges to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity, an organisation dedicated to the welfare of serving and retired fire fighters.

Kev took part in the Charity’s tenth annual National Car Wash that saw fire crews up and down the country washing thousands of cars and giving their drivers hard earned road safety advice. Over £8,750 was raised with Kev’s Congleton station bringing in £659, the highest of any taking part.

Choosing to keep a little dryer, Matt Completed the Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in 21hrs 37mins to achieve a creditable silver award. In less than a day Matt hiked 20 miles, climbed 3,000 meters and drove 500 miles to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Donations to this worthy organisation can be made at