Firefighters join heart charity football match in Sleaford

Don’t miss this charity football match in aid of the BHF at Sleaford.

The full 11-a-side game was organized by Gary Burr who manages the BHF football team and Kelvyn Brookes, a Fulbeck firefighter based at Gainsborough Fire Station.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm this Friday at Sleaford Town FC’s Eslaforde Park ground on Boston Road in Sleaford and it’s free for the public to watch, with donations encouraged for the British Heart Foundation.

Kelvyn said Gary mainly set it up because it was something he had wanted to do for some time, having been a fundraiser for the association for a while.

Kelvyn explained: “We’ve been trying to organize the game for some time between our Lincolnshire Fire Team and BHF, but over the summer we haven’t had much luck playing because we were so stretched and flat.”

The fire team is made up of crew members from across the county, including stations in Gainsborough, Skegness, Spalding and Market Deeping.

Kelvyn said: “We like to get our gym and wellness sessions for our mental health, like a break from what we see on a daily basis at work. We get together with others, run and release stress.

He said Gary’s team is pretty big and plays pretty regularly, so he expected it to be a pretty competitive game.

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