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The Inaugural Tunnel 2 Towers Run (T2T) London 2012 (approx 5 Km) took place on Sunday the 21st October 2012. Taking our inspiration from the FDNY Tunnel to Towers Run organised by the Stephen Siller Foundation, www.tunneltotowersrun.org. The run starts in Southwark Park Bermondsey at 11 O'clock. The route then takes you through the empty Rotherhithe Tunnel, yes under the Thames, alongside the docks to Billingsgate Market Finish and the after party in the shadows of Canary Wharf towers.
Join with us and members of all the Emergency Services, military personnel, friends and families, club runners, disabled athletes and many more to have a fun day.
Every Service, Emergency and Armed were represented with a huge turn out and this took various forms, be it in uniform, protective equipment or running wear. Money was raised for hundreds of charities including the Firefighters Charity,Â Katie Pipers Burns Charity, the pilgrim bandits, The Bomb Disposal Charity 'Felix', The London Fire Brigade Welfare Fund to name a few.
last years event was a great success in glorious sunshine so lets hope Sunday 19 July will be as good and we can raise money for our chosen charities and have a great time listening to live music, playing on sideshows at the Finish party.
On another side of what we do, we have continued to work within the community with our Community Relief and Salvage programme. We as Firefighters (retired & still operational) have attended a few area disasters and carried out work clearing, shoring up, cleaning, re-wiring, rebuilding and refurbishing homes after disasters such as;- Hurricane Sandy (New York USA), The Norfolk Surge Tide, we made ourselves available for the Somerset and Surrey Floodings (we were never used ??) Serbia (called by the Serbian Embassy) Bosnia, Buffalo USA, The Orkney Islands ..We are happy to come to any Community in need and give ourselves and our resources to assist in getting people and communities into their recovery phase.
We have also been instrumental in getting some of Britains wounded and injured Military out to various events, including the T2T in New York, a rehabilitation trip out with some of America's wounded warriors in North Carolina and also now a Charity Bike Ride in Texas the T Mobile Wallis Independence Ride on the 1st of November 2014. We have now aligned ourselves along side the independence fund GB to continue this work.
All of this with great thanks to our partners... Some of which are Yorkshire Tea, Breitling, Hailo Cab, The Special Bar Service.... alongside some special Charities - The Independence Fund, The Pilgrim Bandits, The Firefighters Charity
See you there this year.......... Bigger and Bolder and with even more Pride in what you do....
It is with much regret that due to the non or failed responses from some of the Authorities concerned that are required for the event, alongside the fact that time has moved on and the gap between the event and now is so tight, that we have had to make the decision to 'PULL' the Tunnel 2 Towers Run in London (T2T) this year.
This was a great event and many people worked tirelessly to make it happen. Thank you to all those people and we are sorry for any disappointment for those that enjoy and we're looking forward to taking part.
The T2T run has always met resistance from certain people and groups for reasons that we will probably never know.....
Sorry again to all of our participants.....