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.
Paul Astle, who was a firefighter with South Yorkshire FRS for 18 years, was his wife’s full-time carer for several years. He says spending time on our online Living Well Groups became a break he really needed in the pandemic.
Will Cashmore was supported by us following an injury at work in 2016. Just a few years later, his dad was also helped following a shock accident, and he’s now preparing to run the London Marathon for us to say thank you.
Nicky Lewis’ husband Martin was a firefighter in the RAF and MOD for several years. Thanks to your generous donations, he was helped by us in the months before he sadly passed away – and Nicky has been supported ever since.
Calum Balding, a wholetime firefighter with North Yorkshire FRS, was unable to do any exercise or work for more than a year as he battled bowel cancer. Here he reveals how he was helped on his journey back to fitness…
Emily Smith, whose partner is a firefighter with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, won our Jackpot of £25,000. Here she reveals why she pays in to the Lottery every month and her delight at discovering she’d won.