BLUE light services across the region gathered at Leigh Community Fire Station to welcome the Our Blue Light torch as part of the first ever UK mental health relay.
To kick-start the Greater Manchester leg of the race, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s (GMFRS) Director of Prevention, Assistant County Fire Officer, Geoff Harris today (May 14) accepted the baton.
The handover involved a three-legged race, headed up by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). The new Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, also attended in support of the campaign.
GMFRS will host the torch from today (May 14) to Friday (May 19) with plans to continue to raise awareness of mental health throughout the week.
On the Greater Manchester leg of the journey with GMFRS, the baton is set to make an appearance at a number of locations, including a ride down the Manchester Ship Canal with Leigh-based firefighter and mental health advocate, Wayne Norris.
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