This month crews from across the
Service are running car washes in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity – but do you
know what The Fire Fighters Charity does?
Every year, thousands of firefighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every 30 seconds in the UK, firefighters are called to an incident putting their lives on the line, and often sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties.
By providing pioneering treatment and support services, The Fire Fighters Charity is there for firefighters during their times of need. In the last five years, more than 300 NFRS personnel have received intervention through the charity’s centre based rehabilitation, recuperation, child and family programmes or their community based support.
For the Charity to continue to support as many individuals as possible, it is essential that their income each year – from voluntary donations and fundraising events – matches the cost of delivering their services. NFRS staff play a significant part in helping to ensure this, by hosting various fundraising events throughout the year. Events include car washes, open days, pantomimes, Chief’s Challenges, bucket collections plus many more. More than £500,000 has been raised in the past five years.
So how is your money spent?
£5 – Covers the cost of one exercise therapy session which allows one beneficiary to attend a group exercise therapy session at one of the Charity’s centres.
£20 – Covers the cost of one psychological support session which allows one beneficiary the chance to speak to a psychological therapist.
£30 – Covers the cost of running the Charity’s Service Access Line, for one hour. The line is a vital first point of contact for beneficiaries.
Want to support this fantastic cause? Get your car washed on the following dates!
Saturday 22 September - Edwinstowe Fire Station 10am to 2pm
Saturday 22 September - Stapleford (PLEASE NOTE: this car wash will be at the George Spencer Academy between 12pm and 4pm.
Saturday 29 September - Bingham Fire Station 10am to 2pm
Saturday 29 September - Stockhill Fire Station 10am to 2pm
Saturday 29 September - Tuxford Fire Station 10am to 2pm