Firefighters prepare to run London Marathon in full fire kit, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity

Firefighters from across the UK are set to run this year’s London Marathon in full fire kit and heavy breathing apparatus sets, to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity. Luke Pritchard, who works for Kent Fire and Rescue Service,…

Britannia Fire donates £10K to The Fire Fighters Charity

Roger Carr, managing director of British patent-holding manufacturer, Britannia Fire – and the inventor of the world-leading P50 fire extinguisher – presented a £10,000 cheque to Group Manager Emyr Gough of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, on behalf of The…

Firefighters’ epic Brecon Beacons challenge in memory of popular former colleague again a huge success

A team of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue (HWFRS) firefighters and family supporters have continued the fundraising legacy of former colleague, Stu Crebbin, when they achieved the third Stu’s Phoenix Challenge on 9/10 July 2022. Stu died in March…

Innovative mental health boosting benches unveiled to mark Charity Patron’s Platinum Jubilee

The Fire Fighters Charity has unveiled specially planted trees, plaques and innovative soundscape benches at its three UK centres to mark the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, its Patron of 69 years. The Charity unfurled the bunting and…

EG Group donates more than £34K to The Fire Fighters Charity after four-month partnership

EG Group, a leading global petrol forecourt retail convenience operator, has donated £34,409 to The Fire Fighters Charity, after making it its first charity for 2022. Blackburn-based EG Group has been collecting donations on behalf of the Charity since the…

TV presenter Nick Knowles supports firefighters’ families with video of heart-warming children’s story

TV presenter Nick Knowles has leant his support to the families of UK firefighters by recording a video readthrough of The Wolf Was Not Sleeping, a heart-warming children’s story from The Fire Fighters Charity and children’s author Avril McDonald. Gifted…

Kent mum raises more than £7,500 for The Fire Fighters Charity, in memory of firefighter husband

A Kent mum has dedicated the last five years to raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity in her husband’s memory, after he died suddenly while at work. Nikki Haxton-Jones’ firefighter husband, Danny, passed away in July 2017, despite his…

The Fire Fighters Charity teams up with children’s author in launch of free book to support fire and rescue service families

The Fire Fighters Charity will this week launch a free children’s book to help fire and rescue service families to talk with their children, addressing any fears or anxieties young people may have about what firefighting family members may face…

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service donates £56,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity following its biggest-ever fireworks event

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has donated a massive £56,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity following its annual bonfire and firework display – the most raised at any fire and rescue service bonfire night event. Watch Manager Bruce Reid…

Supreme Concrete proud to support The Fire Fighters Charity

Supreme Concrete, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-performance precast concrete building and structural products, is delighted to announce its support of The Fire Fighters Charity during 2022/23. To kickstart the relationship, Supreme Concrete has made a £5,000 donation,…

Old clothes scheme scoops £5million for The Fire Fighters Charity

The Fire Fighters Charity has raised more than £5million in its clothes recycling scheme since it was first launched 12 years ago, passing this incredible milestone earlier this year. The scheme is run in partnership with fire and rescue services…

North Yorkshire firefighter returns to work a year after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, with support from The Fire Fighters Charity

A North Yorkshire firefighter returned to work for the first time in a year this weekend, after being diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer last March. Calum Balding, 38, a wholetime firefighter with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, was…

Lynne Neagle MS supports The Fire Fighters Charity as it presents prize to South Wales fire station following recycling championship

The Fire Fighters Charity welcomed Lynne Neagle, Member of the Senedd for Torfaen, to a prize-giving ceremony at New Inn Fire Station on Friday, 11 March. The South Wales fire station won the Charity’s January Bag it and Bank it…

Fire stations raise record-breaking £85,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity through unwanted clothes donations

Hundreds of fire stations across the UK have helped raise almost £85,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity in January alone – all by collecting unwanted clothes. More than 380 tonnes of clothes were dropped off at the Charity’s clothing banks…

Firefighters take on SAS challenge for charity

A group of Cambridgeshire firefighters will be taking on a gruelling challenge, used as part of the SAS selection process, to raise money for charity. The group of six firefighters from across the county will be taking on The Fan…

Charity launches Healthy Joints Awareness Programme to combat top reason for absenteeism across UK fire services community

With musculoskeletal injuries and issues accounting for the largest number of missed working days across the UK’s fire services, The Fire Fighters Charity has this week launched a new awareness programme to help fire and rescue service personnel, past and…

The Fire Fighters Charity will be EG Group’s first charity partner of 2022

EG Group, a leading global petrol forecourt retail convenience operator, has chosen The Fire Fighters Charity as its first charity for 2022. Blackburn-based EG Group will not only collect donations on behalf of the Charity but will also fully utilise…

The Barratt Foundation donates £50,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity

The Barratt Developments PLC Charitable Foundation (the ‘Barratt Foundation’) has donated £50,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity, to support its ongoing work helping the UK’s fire services community. The Barratt Foundation generously donated the money after being contacted by a…

MSA advocates for health and wellbeing of firefighters and communities

At MSA, it is our mission to help protect the first responders and ensure that they, their families and communities live in health and safety. While on duty, fire and rescue services face high variability of working environment conditions. The…

The Fire Fighters Charity launches winter appeal amid surging demand for mental health support

The Fire Fighters Charity is today launching a winter fundraising appeal amid a growing need for mental health support across the UK’s fire services community. With one in five members of the fire service rating their mental health as poor…

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