Pevensey firefighter Benjamin Letschka will be running the Eastbourne Half Marathon on 3 March 2024 with an operational fire hose over his shoulders in memory of his Dad.

Ben’s Dad worked for the Ambulance service for just shy of 20 years. He saved many lives, yet the pandemic sadly took his life in January 2021.

Ben will be raising money for The Ambulance Staff charity which supports current and retired Ambulance Staff and their families. They rely on support to ensure their services are sustainable and that lifesaving ambulance staff receive the support they need, enhancing their well-being during times of need by helping to alleviate pain, suffering and financial hardship.

Ben said: ‘’ I just want people to think of my Dad and of course raise money for this great charity. I started my journey in the emergency services in the Fire & Rescue Service after my Dad lost his life, I wanted to carry the emergency services baton.’’


A fundraising page has been set up here: Ben Letschka is fundraising for The Ambulance Staff Charity (