Firefighters raise thousands for Lily-Mae
Date posted: 08-08-2012
FIREFIGHTERS from Orsett raised more than £1,000 for local girl Lily-Mae Murray.
Lily-Mae was born with the rare genetic disorder Vein of Galen Malformation, which is a condition that affects blood vessels in the brain before birth.
Firefighters from Red Watch undertook a climbing challenge on a step machine in the lobby of Asda in Tilbury on Saturday August 4.
Nine crew members used the machine to scale a height equivalent to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, The Great Pryamids, Space Needle, Petronas towers, Empire State Building, CN Tower, and the Sears Tower.
Firefighter Phil Nevard, who organised the event, said: “Shoppers were fantastically generous with us and we were able to raise more than £1,000 for Lily-Mae in just six hours.
“It was great to see everyone get behind us in raising money for such a worthy cause and I would like to thank all the shoppers who cheered us on and donated on the day.
“We are now planning to hold more charity events in the future to raise money for Lily-Mae.”