Young farmer climbs 1,000 steps to fight cancer

Rural Exchange 19/05/2018

The SkyTower will be lit red this weekend to raise over $1million for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

950 firefighters from across the country will race up the 1,103 steps of the Sky Tower carrying 25kg of equipment.

One of those firefighters is Matt Boon from the small town of Dunsandel in Mid-Canterbury, this week's Character of the Country.

Watch the full interview with Matt Boon above.

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