Firefighters have helped swell the coffers of the M62 crash fund Beth’s Angels with a mammoth rowing challenge.
Members of white watch at Castleford Fire Station aimed to row 145km – the distance from South Elmsall to Liverpool – to raise money for the fund, which is helping the victims of the crash, along with Yorkshire Air Ambulance. They ended up rowing 300km.
Bethany Jones, 18, of South Elmsall, died in the crash, and 20 others were injured. Castleford white watch was first on the scene after the accident, on April 26, which inspired them to raise cash for Beth’s Angels.
The fundraiser took place at Xscape, with firefighters taking 2,000m stints on three rowing machines to reach their target.
The event raised £900 each for Beth’s Angels and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, with a further £150 going to the Firefighters’ Charity.