Second marathon for Appledore fire fighter

Retained fire fighter Nick Williams (centre) gears up for his marathon with a charity car wash with

Retained fire fighter Nick Williams (centre) gears up for his marathon with a charity car wash with Appledore fire station (Pictured with Matt Ayling and Ray Rose). - Credit: Archant

Retained fire fighter is raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity with his second marathon attempt.

A RETAINED fire fighter from Appledore will be running the London Marathon for the second time this year.

In 2011, Nick Williams raised £1,960 for the Fire Fighters Charity and is hoping to beat his total for the same charity this year.

Last year he intended to run the marathon again, but six weeks before the event he tore ligaments in his ankle in a fall and had to pull out.

Nick said: “Hopefully I will make it there this year and manage to overtake Pingu the penguin and avoid the dreaded cramp.

“I am pretty sure this will be my last attempt at the marathon, so please be generous with your donations, and remember I’m doing it so you don’t have to.”

Nick, who has been a retained fire fighter at the station for nine years, is a keen sportsman and has previously competed in swimming, pilot gig rowing, and motorcycle races.

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On Sunday, April 7, Appledore Fire Station will also be holding its annual charity car wash from 9.30am until 4.30pm at Church Fields car park.

The money raised will go towards the Fire Fighters Charity.

Anyone who wishes to donate to Nick’s marathon attempt can visit or donate at the charity car wash.

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