FIREfighters from Hampshire braved this week's freezing temperatures when they took part in a sponsored motorcycle ride for Comic Relief.

A team of eight motorcyclists from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service stations, including Eastleigh and Hightown, took part in the ride from Eastleigh to Reigate in Surrey.

The firefighters raised £835 for this year's Red Nose appeal to help underprivileged people in the UK and Africa.

Debbie Beaton at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "I was very pleased to see that all the volunteers turned up in spite of the cold weather.

"It's the first time anything like that has been done for Comic Relief and

I am thrilled that we could take part and do our bit."

The bi-ennial Red Nose Day televised fundraiser will take place on Friday, March 11 when a host of celebrities will do their bit to raise cash for the cause.

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