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Bourne Firefighters braving the cold for charity

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By Mike LaCrosse

Bourne Firefighters are braving the cold for 103 hours to help out some local charities.

"We do it because it's a great cause and it helps out our community," said Brian Rooney, Firefighter.

They started Wednesday morning and will stay outside the Bay Motor Inn on Main Street in Bourne until Sunday afternoon.

The firefighters team up with radio station Pixy 103 for the fundraiser, which is called Homeless for the Holidays.  It has raised more than a hundred thousand dollars over the last 12 years.

The firefighters say the cold doesn't even cross their minds.

"We have a couple of barrels of fire going," said Rooney.

"It's all about the layers," said Matt Barry, Pixy 103.

People making donations are inspired by the firefighter's efforts.

"They stand out here, it's so cold, every year when I come it's snowing, freezing.  It's so cold and they stand here every year," said Beth Snyder.

"God bless them, that's all I got to say God bless them be with them keeping them going, coming back every year to help the little kids, help the families that need it," said Gina Monteiro.

The firefighters say anyone is welcome to stop by no matter what time whether it's 2 pm or 2 am.

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