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Crossing The Line – Number 74 Andrew Tom and Number 75 Samuel Headon from the F+RNSW Maclean 372 Brigade, at the end of this year’s Firies Climb for MND, which was held at the Sydney Tower Eye. Image: Contributed

Firies climb for Motor Neurone Disease

On November 9 two members from Maclean 372 FRNSW Andrew Tom and Samuel Headon travelled to Sydney with supports to once again complete the gruelling Sydney Tower Eye climb for Motor Neurone Disease – 1504 steps, 98 floors and 20Kg of gear with better results from last years efforts.

Andrew walked away with a time of 17mins 24sec beating last years time by 2 seconds and placing 100 out of 633. Samuel who managed to not drop any gear this weekend managed an impressive time of 16mins and 52sec beating last years time by 1 min with a place of 82 out of 633 the pair also had good results with fundraising and donations with a total of $5500.

Once again they would like to thank everyone for there generous support to help 372 Maclean make a difference for the MND research facility.

A huge effort for the 633 registered climbers who raised a running total so far of $743,000.

After speaking with Andrew and Samuel they wanted to say that it was rewarding getting to the top and well worth the struggle.

The pair ran the stairs a little later this year than they had expected, due to an in house guest at their hotel who had a seizure. Whilst at breakfast the two both assisted with first aid until the ambulance arrived.

Crossing The Line – Number 74 Andrew Tom and Number 75 Samuel Headon from the F+RNSW Maclean 372 Brigade, at the end of this year’s Firies Climb for MND, which was held at the Sydney Tower Eye. Image: Contributed
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