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CHELSEA FIREMEN CANOE TO HELP HEROES

Help for Heroes is a fast growing charity for British Armed Forces personnel in the UK and is designed to help in the rehabilitation of ex-service men and women who suffer from extreme stress or injury during harrowing tours of duty in countries such as Afghanistan. The charity aims to help those who have served and their families settle back into civilian life.

In order to help to boost funds towards this great cause, thirteen fire fighters from Chelsea descended on the riverbank outside the White Lion Inn, Wilton on Thursday afternoon to carry out a sponsored canoe trip down the River Wye. This group of heroes raise a lot of money for charity one way or another and the latest event was instigated by local man Mick Pollock, who although living locally, still works as a full time fire fighter in Chelsea. Mick had a chat with Dave and Jacqui, landlords of the White Lion, who very generously agreed to allow the team to camp for two nights free of charge as the planned event was for a very worthy cause.

At the end of their first day, we spoke to fire fighters, Mick and Ken and landlord Dave for WNTV News about the event which can be seen below. We hope you've all enjoyed the experience guys and congratulate you, not only on your charitable work but also the fantastic work you do every day. You are all heroes too.

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Heroes helping heroes - the fire fighters from Chelsea at the White Lion, WIlton on Friday.
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