Pulling together to help cancer victim

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KIND-HEARTED firefighters got kitted out and took to the roads with an engine in tow.

Officers from Stranton Fire Station flexed their muscles and pulled an engine around the town to show their support for a colleague battling illness.

A fellow Cleveland firefighter, who used to work in Hartlepool, has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Fire fighters throughout Cleveland are now showing their support by raising money and helping to send him on a dream holiday with his family.

Crew members at Stranton wanted to get involved and organised the engine pull.

They set out along Stockton Street and made their way to Hartlepool Marina before moving on to Middleton Road, Raby Road, York Road and Park Road.

Their efforts raised an impressive £500 including £90 donated by generous residents on the streets.

Darran Harrety, a firefighter at the Stranton Fire Station, said: “All of the stations are collecting some money, but we wanted to show our support by organising an in-house event.

“The engine pull went very well, we are extremely grateful for the fantastic support of people who donated as it was taking place.

“To raise £500 was excellent.”