Supporting Charlie's record attempt


ToolStore UK sponsors Charlie Thompson as he walks Brigade2Brigade

ToolStore UK is delighted to be backing firefighter Charlie Thompson as he attempts to set a Guinness World Record in June.

Charlie is from Wigan, where we are based, and is aiming to set the record for the Furthest Distance in Full Fire Kit including Fire Boots whilst carrying 22 kilograms of Breathing Apparatus within 24 hours. To do that, Charlie will be walking from the northernmost fire station in Nottinghamshire (Harworth Fire Station) to the southernmost station in Greater Manchester (Cheadle Fire Station).

Check out the video at the top of this page to learn more about Charlie, his mission and why he’s attempting to walk more than 50 miles in his full kit at the height of summer!

Supporting the UK Fire Family

Charlie is fundraising for the Fire Fighters Charity, which supports the mental, physical and social needs of all serving and retired members of the UK's fire family.

In addition, Charlie is walking in memory of a family friend, Henry Jennings, who sadly passed away on New Year’s Day 2021.

We’re getting right behind Charlie as he takes on his walk, which will smash the current record. The funds he raises will help both current and former Fire services personnel with various issues, including mental and physical health, social wellbeing and nursing services. You can find out more about the Fire Fighters Charity at their website.

How to get involved

Everyone here at ToolStore UK wishes Charlie every success as he takes on his task. We’re proud to sponsor him; a number of our team are former fire fighters and supporting the community is at the heart of what we do.

If you’d like to join us in sponsoring Charlie, you can make a donation safely and securely via his JustGiving page.


Posted by Dave Entwistle
12th May 2021

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