Find out how The Fire Fighters Charity has supported beneficiaries across the UK and how you can share your story with the fire community. Click categories or regions below to filter the list of stories.
When Will Parkinson was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, it sparked more than a decade of chronic pain. However, he says the support the Charity offered him has inspired a whole new life project to say thank you.
When Derbyshire firefighter Chris Cotton suffered a sports injury, he says the Charity provided him with the support he desperately needed to get his life back on track. Then, years later, we were able to help his wife too.
When Sean Michael was forced to resign from the job he loved as a firefighter due to illness, he struggled to cope amid Covid-19. But he says the support he received from the Charity was life-changing.
When the first lockdown hit, firefighter Uzair Yaqoob saw his job change overnight. But keen to help where he was most needed, he volunteered as an ambulance driver to support his emergency services colleagues.
For firefighter Jim Johnson’s wife Karen, the Charity has supported her not once, but twice - more recently providing a much-needed break following a cancer diagnosis. Now she’s urging anyone else struggling to reach out.