The 999 Challenge!

A Worcester based firefighter recently undertook a truly unique and grueling experience--'The 999 Challenge'! With the support of Debenhams (Basingstoke), Dave Smith spent nine days, nine hours and nine minutes living in the department store's window--raising an incredible 12,000 [pounds sterling] for the FSNBF!

As the Charity's Head Office is close to the store, FSNBF staff were able to get heavily involved with the fundraising effort, and assisted Debenhams staff with selling Blaze Bears, yellow helmets, and special FSNBF prize draw tickets. Throughout the event, Dave was kept busy by listeners of a local radio station, who set him mini challenges. Dave explains: "Throughout those nine days I became an art judge, mug designer and even an expert at gardening trivia! …

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