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Fundraising to send old fire equipment to Ghana

A firefighter is leading the way to provide kit for those who put themselves in danger with only the most basic equipment for protection.

Cosham firefighter Storms Menri has launched a fundraising drive to send redundant Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) kit to Ghana.

Firefighters in the African country have very limited access to protective clothing.

In contrast, Storms and his colleagues are never without their protective equipment, including fire-proof jackets and trousers, boots, helmets and gloves.

Storms has teamed up with charity Fire Aid to get a shipping container full of old HIWFRS clothing delivered to Ghana.

The father-of-three now needs to raise at least £8,000 which will pay for the container to be transported.

He will kick-start his fundraising efforts by completing a 10-mile run each day for seven days.

See to support Storms.

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