Karl Hinett, and the Red Watch Crew Commander Andrew Potts and his colleagues Mark Hancox and Matt Dee1.jpg

Karl Hinett, and the Red Watch Crew Commander Andrew Potts and his colleagues Mark Hancox and Matt Dee1.jpg

A TEAM of firefighters is celebrating after completing a marathon alongside the man who inspired them.

Red Watch Crew Commander Andrew Potts, based at Handsworth Community Fire Station, along with Mark Hancox and Matt Dee, ran the Shakespeare Marathon on Sunday in aid of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.

They were joined by Karl Hinett, a former soldier badly burned on duty in Iraq, who is running 52 marathons around the world in aid of the charity to thank the burns staff who cared for him during his five years of treatment.

Andy said: “A massive thanks to everyone who has supported us. We really hope we can reach our target of £1,000 and make a real difference to the lives of patients on the burns unit.”

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