Scarborough firefighters are swapping fire engines for race horses as they stage a fundraising event for two causes.
Colleagues at Scarborough Fire Station will be holding a charity race night tomorrow to help raise vital funds for Saint Catherine’s Hospice and the Firefighters Charity.
The firefighters, all on White Watch, will all be betting they are onto a winner at the charity event to be held at the Newlands Park Hotel, in Newlands Park Drive.
The first race is due to start at 7.30pm and organisers say everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun and have a go on the raffle.
The race night has been organised by firemen Tony Tighe, Paul Swales, Adam Lee, Adam Dixon. John Mitchell and Will Warwick.
Scarborough fireman Paul Swales said: “We are hoping to raise as much money as possible for two important charities, both of which we have personally benefitted from and all support is gratefully received.”
In addition to the event, the team of firefighters are currently in training to take up the challenge of the “Three Peaks” at the end of June.
Their challenge will see them conquering three of Britain’s highest mountains, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in support of their chosen charities.
The race night will provide a welcome boost of funds for Saint Catherine’s Hospice which provides specialist care across 1,600 square miles including Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale and East Yorkshire.