Firefighters take on Rangers for charity

A team of footballing Lincolnshire firefighters took on a Sleaford side for charity over the bank holiday weekend.

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The match was held at Sleaford Town’s Eslaforde Park ground on Sunday, May 30, in aid of the Firefighters’ Charity, which supports injured firefighters and their families.

Captain of the Lincolnshire fire and rescue team, Kelvin Brooks, said they had planned to play a police team but that fell through due to work commitments.

The team took on Lincolnshire Football League side, Sleaford Town Rangers FC instead.

Lincs fire service team. EMN-210706-094515001

Kelvin said: “I spoke to Sleaford Town Rangers’ manager and he used to be a retained firefighter at Lincoln North station.”

He jumped at the chance and they are hoping to make it an annual event.

Spectators were invited to make donations.

Harry Wright (green) EMN-210706-094346001
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Ollie Eagle (green) EMN-210706-094453001
Tyler McLaren (green) EMN-210706-094357001
Billy Ip (green) EMN-210706-094408001
Callum White (green), Sean Scott (red) EMN-210706-094420001
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