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Land Rover charity ride in the countryside to support The Fire Fighters Charity

PUBLISHED: 12:44 28 September 2017

Land Rover enthusiasts are invited to join Norfolk fire fighters for a country drive to raise funds for charity. Picture: Land Rover

Land Rover enthusiasts are invited to join Norfolk fire fighters for a country drive to raise funds for charity. Picture: Land Rover

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Calling all Land Rover enthusiasts - fancy a cruise down the countryside with fire fighters?

Norfolk fire fighters are inviting Land Rover drivers for a country drive this Autumn to raise funds for charity.

The charity ride will follow a route from Sandringham Estate to Holkham Hall with exclusive access to Massingham Airfield at one of the stop off points.

Funds raised will go to the Fire Fighters Charity, which offers a range of services including rehabilitation, health care, advice and support to current and former fire service staff, volunteers and their families.

Grant Cotterell, Clive Wells and Bob Ayers at King’s Lynn fire station are all Land Rover enthusiasts and have taken part in similar charity events.

Mr Cotterell said: “Clive has owned Land Rovers for years but Bob and I are relative newcomers. We all enjoy driving the vehicles but I enjoy taking mine apart and putting it back together.”

Earlier this year Mr Cotterell suffered a back problem which required major surgery, but with the support of the Fire Fighters Charity he has been able to make progress on his journey back to recovery.

Mr Cotterell said: “It is only when you experience first-hand the fantastic facilities and the focused and dedicated treatment the staff provide that you truly understand and appreciate its value.

“They have helped me in my journey to get back to operational fitness.”

The event is being organised by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, Western District, and starts at 10am from Sandringham visitors centre on Sunday, October 22.

The event is open to any Land Rover, including a Range Rover, Discovery, Freelander, Defender or Series, old or new, plus modified vehicles.

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, chairman of Norfolk County Council’s communities committee, said: “This charity drive will allow Land Rover enthusiasts to meet up and visit some of Norfolk’s finest countryside while raising money for a great cause.

The event is being supported by Optima Stainless Steel, Hunters Land Rover of King’s Lynn and Adrian Flux.

Those taking part donate £10 per vehicle on the day and are given a map and directions of the rural route.

To register for the event email charityLRrun@fire.norfolk.gov.uk.

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