To mark our 75th anniversary, we’re asking you to take on your own 75 miles challenge to help support members of the fire services community in need. The distance is set, but how you get there is completely up to you.

Our 75Miler of the week is Michelle, 31, a Yard Manager and Semi-Professional Horse Rider from Norfolk who has been a retained firefighter for ten years.

Michelle’s 75 Miles Page
“I decided to take part in the #My75Miles challenge to help raise awareness of the brilliant work that The Fire Fighters Charity do to support the local heroes across the country. Their selfless dedication occasionally leaves them injured either physically or psychologically and in need of help.

Michelle with horse Tom outside the station

“Although I haven’t used the Charity’s services myself, a friend of mine was helped greatly in her rehabilitation following a fall from her horse where she badly broke her ankle. They helped massively in getting her back ‘on the run’.

“I’ve decided to do my 75 miles on horseback whilst I’m ‘on call’ for my retained fire station in Stalham. As part of my primary job I exercise the horses in and around the local village and have often been called to the station on horseback where my mum meets me to take over the reins while I jump on the pump (fire engine).

“My crew say I’m cheating by doing it sitting on my bum!”

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This is #My75Miles: Paul Weller

Paul Weller, a retired firefighter for West Sussex has a range of activities planned to support the Charity that aided his recovery from an ankle replacement.