Dan and Leanna Mills from the Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade are off to New York to compete in the Stair Climb of the 4 World Trade Centre in the United States.
Each firefighter will climb 72 floors wearing full firefighting kit including breathing apparatus in honour of the 343 FDNY firefighters killed in 9/11. The climb also memorialises fallen first responders worldwide. Each firefighter in the race will climb the tower with a name tag and photo from one of the fallen firefighters from 9/11.
Dan and Leanna, between them, have volunteered over 32 years of service to the Raglan Volunteer Fire brigade. They recently competed in the NZ Sky Tower Challenge in Auckland, both winning first place in their categories. They then went on to race in Melbourne with Leanna placing third in her category. Along the way they fundraised $2000 for Leukemia & Blood Cancer NZ.
To help fundraise for the flights to get Dan and Leanna to the New York event there is going to be a quiz night held at the Raglan Volunteer Fire Station this Saturday, March 4. Doors open at 7pm and the quiz starts at 8pm. Roll Up is kindly making their special hotdogs and nachos on the night for $5 each so come along with a good appetite! There will also be spot prizes and raffles. For more details or to register your team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 825 8609. Spaces are limited.