Published: Wednesday, 12th February 2014

Ballyclare Limited was proud to support Operation Florian as 2013 marked the fourth year the charity ran the NYC marathon to raise money for Operation Florian, which provides training and firefighting equipment to less well-off countries.  This year the team raised more than £6000 with a donation being made to Manchester firefighter Stephen Hunt’s Memorial Fund. 

UK Humanitarian Charity, Operation Florian sent a running team of 11 firefighters to join over 50,000 runners to run the ING New York City Marathon on 3rd November.  The marathon took in spectacular views of the Empire State Building and a run through Central Park; magnified with the atmosphere of up to two million spectators made a truly unforgettable experience. 

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Operation Florian was established as a charity in 1995.  It is a UK Fire Service Humanitarian charity working to promote the protection of life amongst communities in need, worldwide, by the provision of equipment and training to improve firefighting and rescue capabilities.

Ballyclare holds the Royal Warrant for the supply of Specialist Fire Protective Clothing By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen through supplying firefighting suits to the Windsor Castle Fire Service.

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