Stepping up to help

Photo: Shannon Gillies.
Photo: Shannon Gillies.
Ben Bringans (pictured) and eight other firefighters from the Oamaru Volunteer Fire Brigade will tackle 51 flights of stairs made up of 1103 individual steps at the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge in Auckland today.

The event is a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand, and if the Oamaru contingent’s performance is  as good as its fundraising effort, they will do pretty well.

The group has raised more than $30,500, placing it third overall nationwide.

Mr Bringans, the team’s captain, said he was "extremely pleased" with his team’s fundraising efforts and said all nine were full of confidence heading into the climb.

Mr Bringans will be joined by Matthew Cullimore, Peter and Ryan Mason, Sarrath Milmine, Dave Sutherland, Tane Rogers, Mark Bradford and Shane Murphy. 

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