Danny: “Being at Harcombe changed everything for me”

Danny: “Being at Harcombe changed everything for me”

Reading firefighter Danny Wheeler spent years battling with the long-term effects of chronic pain on his physical and mental health. Then a series of close bereavements left him feeling like he had nothing left to live for. His decision to contact The Fire Fighters Charity is one, he says, saved his life.

Megan: “I had to relearn who I was, not just the girl whose dad had died”

Megan: “I had to relearn who I was, not just the girl whose dad had died”

When Hayward's Heath firefighter Mark Butler passed away in May, he left behind him a legacy that will never be forgotten in Sussex. His daughter, Megan, shares how the Charity helped her process her grief in the months that followed, and why she'll always see West Sussex Fire and Rescue as her extended family.

Andrew: “With my autism, I didn’t used to speak. But the fire service helped”

Andrew: “With my autism, I didn’t used to speak. But the fire service helped”

Andrew Impey is a remarkable young man. Not only is he raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity by trying to visit all fire stations in the UK, but as an autistic teenager, he is also raising awareness of the disability among the fire and rescue community. He tells us all about the journey his One Lad’s Challenge has taken him on.