Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

In the News

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

In the News

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Byline: By Jessica Charles

Mark Dowthwaite, watch manager for the Red Watch Team at Morpeth fire station, and his team are raising money for local youngsters by honouring the heroes of September 11. Jessica Charles finds out how things are going.

Q: Can you remember where you were around the time of 9/11?

A: Yes, I was decorating my eldest son's bedroom.

Q: How did it make you feel, especially since you are a part of the fire service?

A: Shocked really, unbelievable. Being part of the fire service, and with it being on such a large scale I wouldn't even know where to start.

Q: How do think you'll feel when you go to New York. Will it be quite emotional for you and your team?

A: It's such a big thing over there, immense, I'll expect it to be very emotional.

Q: Are you nervous about going?

A: Not nervous, just quite excited really. …

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