Potters Bar firefighter hangs tough for charity

A POTTERS Bar firefighter, who hung in a perspex box suspended above London for 48 hours for charity, got a better reception than US magician David Blaine.

Firefighter David Hunt was literally ‘hanging around’ for the Fire Fighters Charity and Cancer Research UK last Friday.

He and fellow firefighter Jon Wordsworth, who will be hanging above Sheffield in February, are hoping to raise �20,000.

The perspex box, containing David, was dangled 30ft from the ground over London’s Oxford Street from a mobile crane stationed at nearby Old Cavendish Street.

David was encased in the box for 48 hours, without food from noon on Friday.


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He was issued with a potty and a poncho to cover him while relieving his bladder and was allowed to sip water while in his perspex prison.

Full firefighting kit was worn in the box, and a sleeping bag was provided to prevent hypothermia.

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As well as their plastic box exploits the fundraising pair will be trekking Peru next year to raise money for their chosen charities.

Donations can be made via the duo’s section on the JustGiving website at the right of this web page.

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