Firefighters fulfill 28-hour mission

Feeling ‘‘emotional and proud’’ after their efforts last Saturday are (from left) Winton firefighter Steve Turton, Carve Fitness owner and instructor Kristie Finnegan and firefighter Guy Johnstone.

A WINTON trio took part in a Super Hero 28-hour treadmill fundraiser last weekend.

Starting last Friday, Winton Volunteer Fire Brigade members Steve Turton and Guy Johnstone collectively walked 270km as part of their brigade’s Sky Tower Climb Team which annually raises money for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

This year, they had raised more than $5000.

“It’s been emotional, just to see the community come out like they have,” Mr Turton said.

They were grateful to Ms Finnegan for hosting the fundraiser at Winton’s Carve Fitness and her efforts in setting up the challenge.

The pair also acknowledged members of the community and sponsors who supported the event.

“A huge thank you to everyone involved, the sponsors and people who helped with the livestream. If it wasn’t for the community, this would not have been possible,” Mr Johnstone said.

Ms Finnegan said she was proud of the men.

“They have completed it and still have smiles on their faces and they had high energy the whole time from 5am to 10am today.”