Haywards Heath firefighters’ 7km pram push in memory of colleague: how you can support them

A group of Haywards Heath firefighters will be pushing a mini fire truck around the town with some elves who have shrunk the truck to raise money in memory of colleague and friend crew commander Mark Butler.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 11:19 am

Mark, 55, tragically died from leukemia on May 1, this year.

Since his death, his colleagues – known as the Bald4Butler Team – have been raising funds in his memory.

At the beginning of the year they had their heads shaved and now, they are raising money for the Firefighters Charity in memory of him.

Mark Butler (middle) and his colleagues at Haywards Heath Fire Station. Photo by Eddie Howland

Crew commander James Cox said: “We have teamed up with local companies who have kindly supported us by giving us a venue to stop at on the 7km walk or by having donation boxes in their stores.

“These stores are the Urban Sanctuary, The Bay Tree, Izzy’s Party Shop, The Stand Up Inn, Orange Square and the fire station.

“People can also donate and read the full story on the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/b4belfieselfie.

“The other supporters giving us venues to stop and collect money in buckets are Sainsbury’s, the United Reform Church and The Orchards shopping centre.”

Mark Butler. Photo by Eddie Howland