Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service surprise Henry on his fifth birthday.


Henry, also known as Henry the Brave, celebrated his fifth birthday on Saturday 23 May.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it meant that Henry was spending his birthday in lockdown and that the plans for him to visit a Fire Station could not go ahead. Crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service worked together to make sure that Henry had an extra special birthday.

The Service had organised a drive-by of fire engines from Bingham and Highfields Fire Station, as well as creating a special birthday video message from Crews across the whole of the Service.

Matt Reavill, Group Manager, said: “It was humbling to see the lengths that the Service had gone to, to make Henry’s day the best it could be.”

Last June, Henry the Brave was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. He loves the Fire Service and dreams of being a Firefighter.

Henry’s family are in touch with a national charity called Solving Kids’ Cancer, who explore options for treatment. However, with Neuroblastoma there is a high chance of it returning. They are currently raising money for treatment to prevent the cancer coming back.

Henry’s dad, Graham said: “It was a great surprise for Henry, we know he is going to be talking about this for a very long time.”

“We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone at NFRS for their amazing efforts and making it a birthday to remember.”

Henry has described his birthday as amazing, saying he loved it ‘more than you will ever know.’

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