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Baby Loss Awareness Week: Community joins firefighters on daily 5k runs to raise awareness of charity SANDS



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Bishop's Stortford firefighters were joined by members of the public in their week-long campaign of 5k runs or walks in aid of baby loss charity SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society).

Crew members set off on their runs around Stortford from 9am every morning for five days to raise awareness of the charity and to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

They ended the week with a run starting at 6pm on Friday, joined by a happy band of family members, friends, residents and several dogs, all followed by a fire engine.

Firefighters are joined by local runners for a 5k run. The firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise awareness of baby loss awareness charity SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328424)
Firefighters are joined by local runners for a 5k run. The firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise awareness of baby loss awareness charity SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328424)

Watch commander Dean Hunt, who came up with the idea for the week of action, thanked those who joined them.

He said: "Everyone managed to complete their run/walk – even with an emergency call diverting us for a bit!"

Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise awareness of baby loss awareness charity SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328448)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise awareness of baby loss awareness charity SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328448)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328449)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328449)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328451)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328451)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328452)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328452)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328453)
Stortford firefighters have been running, walking and cycling 5k a day to raise funds for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328453)
A fire engine followed the runners on Friday as firefighters ran and walked 5k to raise awareness for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328454)
A fire engine followed the runners on Friday as firefighters ran and walked 5k to raise awareness for SANDS. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52328454)


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