A firefighter from East Lancashire is taking on this year’s London Marathon in full fire kit in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

Miles Dronby, an on-call firefighter at Clitheroe with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, is running to raise awareness of the work firefighters do every day and of the support available to them through the charity.

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The charity supports serving and retired fire and rescue service personnel, their dependants, and other eligible members of the UK fire services community, throughout their lives, helping them to live happier and healthier.

Lancashire Telegraph: Miles DronbyMiles Dronby (Image: The Fire Fighters Charity)

Miles said: “I’ve chose to participate in full fire kit and a BA set for The Fire Fighters Charity as I’ve had close friends affected by traumatic incidents and understand the importance of the support they provide within the service, should it need to be accessed.

“I’ve previously been knocked mentally after attended traumatic incidents and knowing there is support from the charity should we need it puts my mind at ease.”

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Two other firefighters, one from Oxfordshire and one from Essex, will be joining Miles in taking on the marathon in full kit.

As well, Emma Whately is flying over from the US to take part dressed up as a fire engine, aiming to beat the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as a road vehicle.

To see more of those running and to donate visit The Fire Fighters Charity website.