80 years of our Charity

This year we're celebrating our 80th anniversary, and we'd like you to be a part of it. Here's how you can get involved, help us to spread the word and fundraise for us throughout 2023.

Celebrate with us

From supporting the bereaved families of WWII firefighters, to providing online support to thousands of members of the UK’s fire family today, we’ve come a long way since 1943.

You’ve been with us throughout that time. So, this year we’d like to say thank you by hosting a series of fundraisers, corporate events and celebrations to mark our 80th. Why not join us?

Our history

From supporting the bereaved families and orphans of brave firefighters who laid down their lives during the Blitz, right through to today, we’ve been by the side of every member of the UK’s fire services community.

Discover more about our history

Get involved

We'd love you to be a part of our 80th year by joining us for a fundraising event, donating to our appeal, or simply helping us to spread the word on social media. And remember, we're here for you with wellbeing programmes, advice and support should you need us.

Fun for the whole family

Here's some fun and educational activities to enjoy with the young people in your life. We can't wait to see your fantastic creations! Make sure to share your pictures on social media, tag us in and use hashtag #FFC80

Activities for the whole family

How we can help

It’s been another transformational year for our services, with several new programmes launched – both online and face-to-face. We are continuously developing our services to ensure we can offer support to anyone in our fire family who may need it.

Here's how we've expanded our services

Stories across the generations

We've had the privilege of hearing some incredible beneficiary stories through the decades.

Here's the story of late retired firefighter Joe Dixon, who recently passed away at the age of 109. He was a hero and legend for many in his community.

Read Joe's story