Having been involved in a motorcycle accident just four months into his career as a retained firefighter, Steven Tiller doesn't know if he'll ever be able to return to the fire service. But thanks to his time with the Charity, his return to full fitness is looking more likely than he ever thought possible.
After 20 years in the fire service, Ian Richards says he was burnt out. But time spent with The Fire Fighters Charity helped him find the strength within himself to realise a life-long dream. And now he spends his days enjoying the peace and serenity of a small plot of land in the south of France.
Two weeks ago Martin Chester couldn't walk. Now the Essex ICT Service Delivery Manager is committing to walk or cross train 10km every day in July to raise funds for the Charity, to say thanks for the ongoing support he has received with an arterial problem in his legs.
When attending the will reading of his big brother after he had died unexpectedly, Mark Nicholson was surprised and proud to discover Paul had left £20,000 to The Fire Fighters Charity as a way of saying thank you for the support he had received during his 30 year career in Devon.