Thursday, July 25, 2024

Fire crews pass £80,000 fundraising target

Over the last year, firefighters and staff at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have been raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity with the aim of raising at least £80,000 in the charity’s 80th year.

The combined effort from events across the county, has already exceeded this target and raised a total of £88,101 to enhance the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel, and their families.

Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, executive councillor for fire and rescue at the county council, said: “What an amazing achievement for our fire crews who take the time to run events that their communities love and raise money for a great cause. From car washes to ladder climbs, Lincolnshire events raised the most money of any county in England and Wales – a fantastic achievement!

“Thank you to everyone who supported these efforts and for being so generous.”

Station Manager, Lee Marsh, said: “The Fire Fighters Charity does incredible work to support current and ex-firefighters and their families. They support so many people in what can be a very challenging role. Once again, our fundraising in Lincolnshire is something to be very proud of as we have exceeded even our own expectations and this figure could not have been reached without the amazing generosity of the people of Lincolnshire!”

Alford fire station’s ‘Alford to Alford’ motorcycle ride was the individual event that raised the most money which totalled almost £10,000. Many of the fire stations taking part in these events are crewed by On Call firefighters and the service is always looking for new recruits to be part of the team at their local station.

Later this year the charity will announce the total funds raised including from the charity lottery, clothes recycling at fire stations and other regular donations.

 

Image courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council

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