RRT supports Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service fundraiser
In recognition of the brave efforts of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives, the MRFS crew walked up the Radio City Tower 343 times to individually commemorate each person who sacrificed their life to save others during the tragedy.
The Chief Fire Officer of the MRF, Phil Garrigan, has thanked RRT saying, they are “always there when we need them”.
All proceeds from the fundraising event went to the Fire Fighters Charity, which offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community. The charity, established during the Second World War, was created to support the bereaved families of firefighters who had died during the Blitz.
RRT in Liverpool has a long history of supporting frontline workers in Merseyside, and the team is on call twenty-four hours a day in the event of a major incident, ensuring emergency service workers receive the assistance they need.
In explaining why RRT continues to support the MRFS and the Fire Fighters Charity, Ian Thewlis, Team Leader from RRT Liverpool, said:
“This is an extraordinary effort by the brave firefighters of Liverpool, raising money for an important charity while also giving participants the chance to reflect on the lives lost on that tragic day in 2001.
“Frontline workers have played such a vital role in keeping us safe and secure during the pandemic. We were delighted to be able to offer our support to the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, an organisation that truly shares our values of community, compassion, and support.”