Mark: “You have to enjoy your achievements where you can”

Mark: “You have to enjoy your achievements where you can”

When Waddeston Watch Commander Mark Richards was hit by a drunk driver while driving his motorcycle in 2016, his life was changed forever. Now, two years after the incident, his future as a firefighter remains unclear. But he is grateful for the progress he is making, thanks to his time with The Fire Fighters Charity.

Claire: “If you can’t ask for yourself, do it for your loved ones”

Claire: “If you can’t ask for yourself, do it for your loved ones”

A last-minute stay at Marine Court gave single parent Claire Allen and her son Josh the time and space they needed to find peace, both with themselves and each other. Here the former retained firefighter from Devizes shares why she thinks people should cast aside embarrassment and ask for help when they need it.

Peter: “The staff at Jubilee House saved me.”

Peter: “The staff at Jubilee House saved me.”

When doctors couldn't work out what was causing his pain, Peter Allen turned to The Fire Fighters Charity. A sneaking suspicion from one of our physios led to him having life-changing surgery, and learning to adjust to the future he is now faced with.