Beat the burn charity ride: Igniting change

25 January 2024 | Expected time to read: 2 minutes

NSW Fire and Rescue with SCHF volunteer Marie holding a cheque for $100,000

Exciting developments are unfolding on the horizon as the eagerly anticipated charity ride, formerly known as 400 in 4, has undergone a vibrant transformation and is now officially named Beat the Burn. This rebranding not only mirrors the dynamic spirit of the Fire and Rescue NSW’s Firefighters initiative but also underscores their steadfast commitment to instigating positive change for kids’ health.

In 2024, the initiative celebrates its 19th consecutive year of dedication, raising over $1.2 million for the Burns Unit at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, affectionately known as FRNSW No 2 Station. The name Beat the Burn embodies the resilience and determination of Fire Rescue NSW, ACT Firefighters and their supporters, who gear up to make the ultimate sacrifice by pushing their bodies to the limit, as they ride, run, hike, paddle, and pedal towards their charitable goals. They’re not only pushing themselves physically but also metaphorically overcoming burnout.

Funds raised will provide essential support for research and equipment benefiting young burns survivors, ensuring they have access to the latest techniques in pain and scar management and their families are given the support they require during these difficult times.

Over the span of three decades, Fire & Rescue NSW has demonstrated extensive dedication and support, engaging in initiatives such as Beat the Burn. Participants generously volunteer their time to fundraise, coordinate the event, and actively participate. In addition, employees of FRNSW contribute through payroll donations, providing vital financial support to the Burns Unit. We express deep gratitude for their ongoing commitment and eagerly look forward to cheering them on next month.

The Beat The Burn crew will set up Basecamp between March 11-15, 2024, in Jindabyne at the NRMA Holiday Park, and will include a variety of sporting events. Whether you're an extreme athlete or prefer leisurely exercise, Beat the Burn welcomes all levels. Not sporty? No problem! Join the team virtually by setting your own physical challenge or contribute by volunteering, supporting participants, or spreading the word. Click here for more details. Join them in their journey towards their fundraising goals and let’s beat the burn together.

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