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Some of the crowd that turned out to support the Firies Climb barefoot bowls charity day to raise money for MND. Images: Lynne Mowbray

Firies for MND barefoot bowls

Lynne Mowbray|

A Barefoot Bowls charity fun event was held at the Maclean Bowling Club on Saturday afternoon to raise money for the annual ‘Firies Climb for MND’ (Motor Neuron Disease), which raises much needed funds for research and awareness of the disease.

Each year Fire + Rescue (FRNSW) firefighters come together for the grueling challenge of climbing the 1,504 steps of the Sydney Tower Eye, wearing over 20kg of full structural firefighting gear, to raise money for research into this insidious disease.

This year’s climb will take place on Saturday 9 November at the Sydney Tower   Eye. Saturday’s event saw 56 bowlers taking part in the fun afternoon with 700 raffle tickets purchased, for a total of $2296.80 being raised by the Maclean firefighters, towards combating this disease.

John Keely of Melbourne, keeps an eye on his bowl.
Watching on.
Supervising the bowls were Dave Pearcy and Ronnie Mulville.
L-R Mark Ward and Rory Weekes.
Pulse Fitness Maclean owners Heather and Clarke Rolfe.
L-R Sarah Robinson, Kylie Williams and Lyndsay Tom.
L-R Andrew Tom, Dave and Sam Headon. Both Andrew and Sam will be taking on the Firies Climb challenge, of scaling the 1504 steps of the Sydney Tower Eye in full uniform (centre) next month, raising money for Motor Neurone Disease.