VIDEO: Gainsborough fire crew haul 12 tonne engine for charity challenge in memory of their colleague

Gainsborough Fire Station remembered one of its own firefighters last weekend when crews took part in a charity fire engine pull.

Two crews took on the challenge, which saw them haul a fire engine weighing over 12 tonnes almost 1.5 miles around Gainsborough.

A charity fire engine pull took place through the steets of Gainsborough on Saturday in memory of late firefighter Barry Foster. The team head along North Street.

A charity fire engine pull took place through the steets of Gainsborough on Saturday in memory of late firefighter Barry Foster. The team head along North Street.

The event took place last week on Saturday, September 19, with the crews leaving North Street at 10am before heading to Marshall’s Yard and eventually finishing in the town centre near the Guildhall.

Michael Turver, temporary watch manager at Gainsborough Fire Station said: “We’re really pleased to be able to do something positive to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of one of our own firefighters, Barry ‘Spike’ Foster.

“All money we raised on the day will be donated to the Fire Fighters Charity and a cancer charity of Barry’s widow’s choice.”

Mr Foster, who took on the same gruelling challenge in 1989 with his colleagues, sadly died ten years ago.

The Little Italy Pizza Company on Corringham Road showed their support by making pizzas for the group to enjoy after the challenge.