Watch: Firefighters training for 50-mile challenge in aid of colleague with breast cancer

Notts TV has been following ​two firefighters taking on the challenge of a 50-mile walk wearing 10kg of equipment – to raise money for a colleague diagnosed with cancer.

Karen Land was told she had breast cancer in October. At the time, doctors gave her three months to live.

She has since turned towards immunotherapy treatment hoping it will give her more time with her five children.

The treatment is only available privately, or at a clinic in Germany where each treatment is £5,000 – so Karen is raising funds to pay for it.

The 39-year-old from Retford is hoping to raise £100,000, and has so far gathered more than £64,000 on her JustGiving page.

Now, Chris Binch and Gary Mulligan have decided they wanted to help Karen reach her target by walking from East Leake Fire Station in the South of the county to Misterton in the North on March 3 – a distance of just over 50 miles –  to raise a further £2,000.

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