April promised to be a busy month for our loyal base of supporters, particularly with the London Marathon alongside some long-awaited sunny weather. And as ever, you didn’t disappoint.
Thank you, thank you and thank you again!
You’ve arranged everything from supermarket collections, Open Days and Car Washes, to runs, litter picks, mountain climbs, sports matches, bike rides and even a ‘how to save a horse’ training day. Meanwhile, one lady has been busy knitting some stunning postbox toppers in aid of us, and we’ve seen some incredibly generous donations from businesses across the UK to help fund our services too.
Below are just a few of the highlights, as well as quotes from our donors…
And don’t forget, you can share your amazing fundraising achievements, encourage others and share ideas on MyFFC. We have a series of dedicated groups you can join. Just register now and head to the ‘Groups’ tab at the top of the MyFFC homepage.
During the Easter holiday, Oliver & Jasmine kindly wanted to raise money for @firefighters999 by washing cars on their driveway. They donated £50 from their hard work. What an amazing kind gesture from these two local youngsters. Thank you so much. @WestSussexFire @wscountytimes pic.twitter.com/AheWn4X4wu
— Billingshurst Fire Station (@station49fire) April 20, 2023
Wow! Over 40 runners took on the 2023 @LondonMarathon to fundraise for our Charity, with an incredible record-breaking challenge by Mark Peart 🏃🔥
Over £80,000 has been raised so far, so a big thanks to all of you 🌟🚒
— The Fire Fighters Charity (@firefighters999) April 25, 2023
“Thanks to the firefighters who put out the fire at our house.”
And they’re off!🧗♀️🏴🚒
Our climbers are now on their way to the summit of Snowdon along with representatives from 27 other Fire and Rescue Services. If you’d like to show your support, then follow the link below to learn how you can help @firefighters999 !@WFSUK1 #FireFamily pic.twitter.com/399HewWRV9
— Humberside Fire & Rescue (@HumbersideFire) April 26, 2023
The 3 Peaks Challenge involves climbing 3,408m: hard to do in Norfolk but our apprentices are taking it on!
— Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (@Norfolkfire) April 27, 2023
“I donated after I stayed at Marine Court and was impressed with the work of the charity.”
An egg-celent event yesterday.
Lots of fun had by everyone, all the letters and prizes found.🐇
Lots of money raised for the Firefighters Charity and 4 people interested in joining us to become an #ONCALL Firefighter 🚒 thanks to everyone that made it possible, See you next time pic.twitter.com/jc6KZ5GwsO
— Danila Breathnacht (@danila_deedee) April 2, 2023
A big thank you to everyone who came down to get their car washed last weekend. We raised £1,516.50 for The Fire Fighters Charity pic.twitter.com/zzmDvaW8fg
— Worthing Fire Station (@WorthingFire) April 2, 2023
“I donated because a very kind firefighter helped us.”
Day46-I can’t believe it’s the end of my LLP 2023.With this being my sixth year litter picking, I am definitely not stopping now! It’s such a big part of my life. Litter picking is something everybody should get involved.
Please sponsor me.https://t.co/0pDngRq0n3 pic.twitter.com/r5EYoWAgZm
— A bag a day keeps the litter away💚🌎♻️🚯 (@Heatherlitter) April 8, 2023
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in raising this great amount. pic.twitter.com/L8OIksthZp
— C T Baker Budgens (@CTBakerBudgens) April 5, 2023
“You’re there when you’re needed most.”
10 Isle of Wight stations today.
— Cowes Fire Station (@Cowes72) April 13, 2023
More than ninety new firefighters who graduated in Motherwell this week were described as 'skilled and brave rescue specialists'.
During their 12-week training, they also took part in a charity ladder climb, raising £2,200 for charity.
— Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (@fire_scot) April 12, 2023
“I donated as a thank you for the fitting by the Fire Service of two fire alarms.”
A huge thank you to Worle 2nd Brownies for raising money for @firefighters999 charity & for the wonderful bookmarks they made for every firefighter @AFRSWeston Red watch really enjoyed helping you to achieve your charity work badge&share fire safety information. @Girlguiding 🚒🙂
— AF&RS Children & Young People Department (@afrscyp) April 21, 2023
THANK YOU to everyone who came along to our Charity Car Wash today alongside @Hythe44
Initial count comes in at over £1,000 for the @firefighters999! This is an amazing achievement & will make a massive difference.
Thank you once again from the crews of Hardley & Hythe! pic.twitter.com/YxBhGm5gVX
— Hardley Fire Station (@Hardley58) April 2, 2023
📅 Thursday 13th April
⏰ 14:00pm kick off
📍 Theobalds Ln ,EN8 8RU
Free Entry@WalkandTalk999 @firefighters999 @Awards_FC_ @LondonFire @SKkits2 pic.twitter.com/I2qG68c4XQ
— London Fire Brigade Football Club (@LFBfootballclub) April 13, 2023
“I donated after I had a lovely few days at Harcombe House.”
— Dave Gormley (@Dave_G999) April 1, 2023
They did it!🥳
Colleagues from GFRS climbed Snowdon in fire kit to raise money for @firefighters999👏
All money raised helps to provide rehab for current and veteran firefighters.
— Glosfire (@Glosfire) April 12, 2023
— South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (@SWFireandRescue) April 20, 2023
“I donated because I have great respect for firefighters.”
Since our fire service began in 1948, we have proudly supported various charities, including @firefighters999.
Our fundraising efforts have included cycling, the Great East Swim, car washes, cake sales, swimathons and more!
We also donated two fire engines to Ukraine last year. pic.twitter.com/Je9pbbJZ8U
— Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service (@SuffolkFire) April 1, 2023
— Rich m. (@RichyMiD) April 3, 2023
— James Cunningham (@jamescunning4) April 11, 2023
On Tuesday 2nd May, the Wholetime recruit firefighters will be climbing the ladder 656 times to reach the height of the world's tallest peak, all to raise funds for the firefighters charity.
— Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (@LincsFireRescue) April 22, 2023
We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to the station today to get their car washed. We raised an amazing £901! 😃😃 A fantastic amount for @firefighters999 🙌 pic.twitter.com/YsD2sz24m1
— Nantwich Fire Station (@NantwichFS) April 15, 2023
— Falkirk Community Fire Station (@SFRS_Falkirk) April 3, 2023
Giving your wardrobe a spring clean?
Don't forget you can donate unwanted clothing to the @firefighters999 clothing banks located at lots of our fire stations. To find your nearest donation bank, visit https://t.co/8oQ6MS9gBd#Recycle #Charity #SpringClean #Dorset #Wiltshire pic.twitter.com/yXTF6KbzLd
— Dorset&Wiltshire FRS (@DWFireRescue) April 1, 2023
Each station raised:
Fort William £1,511
🤝 @autoglym for 🧼
Thank you is not enough, but this means a huge amount to Lochaber crews and the wider fire family, when community comes together. Thank you for supporting us.
— Fort William Fire Station (@FortStation) April 5, 2023
From all the staff at Middlewich for the support from the community for our @firefighters999 car wash today.
We raised a huge £873.95 which with Gift Aid takes our total to £1020.62!
Thanks to DV Foam Ltd for the donation of washing materials
— Middlewich Fire Station (@MiddlewichFS) April 8, 2023
Amazing weekend of fundraising @RBFRSofficial for @firefighters999… £1600 @LangleyFireStn, £800 @BracknellFS and £130 from @HungerfordFS…. Great effort from all the crews @louise_ffc_furn, also already over £1200 for our recruits charity event on the 7th May 🥰🔥🚒
— Adam Brailsford (@abrailsford1985) April 10, 2023
Two Huntingdon-based firefighters are set to take on ultra-marathon for 3rd year running! 🏃♂️
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) April 25, 2023
I cannot get over this donation made by a very good man. He made it anonymously so I won't publicly embarress him, but I never took him seriously when he said "£500 if you make it to the start line, £1,000 if you complete it (the London marathon)". Blown away. pic.twitter.com/FPaJfCdSwo
— WM Gibbs (@ChrisGi73652719) April 26, 2023
Thanks to all who contributed at our Charity Car Wash today. We managed to raise a MASSIVE £616:04. pic.twitter.com/DHTQ2ojjBz
— Jazz Hayer (@jazz_hayer) April 15, 2023
Brilliant day raising money for the @firefighters999 & @PendlesideHosp.
Great team effort from @BurnleyFire, @Padiham_Fire, Lancs fire cadets & Lancs police cadets.
Thanks to everyone who supported the event, total to be counted up shortly. pic.twitter.com/kODrHCwAlJ
— Liam Wilson (@EasternCPM) April 15, 2023
Massive thank you to everyone who supported our Charity car wash for The Fire Fighters Charity. Incredible effort from the crew and our generous local community means we raised £500 in 2 hours.
— Carnoustie Fire Station (@sfrs_carnoustie) April 16, 2023
👏👏👏 Thornhill would like to thank everyone who came to their Car Wash yesterday.
Your support resulted in £650 being raised for The Fire Fighters Charity and they couldn't have done it without you!
THANK YOU! 🚒
— SFRS Dumfries & Galloway (@scotfire_DG) April 17, 2023
— Falkirk&WLothianFire (@scotfire_FlkWL) April 17, 2023
A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported our car wash, it was a fantastic turn out and we raised an incredible £743.63 for the Firefighter Charity @firefighters999 🚒💦🧽🥳 pic.twitter.com/4wdRCgGmmI
— Holmes Chapel Fire Station (@HChapelFS) April 22, 2023
A big thanks to the wonderful community of #Hirwaun for their consistent support in filling up their clothing bank each week! Your generosity never goes unnoticed! #ThankYou #CommunitySpirit @firefighters999 @SWFireandRescue #HirwaunFireStation #Charity ♻️👏 pic.twitter.com/dKKyL9xX7T
— Collect My Clothes Wales (@CMCWales) April 19, 2023
Day 3 of annual leave and it’s #Saturday
I’ve been fundraising for @firefighters999 with our station’s turn for a carwash!
We were super busy and delighted to say we’ve got £810 to donate.
We’ve cleaned cars, vans and even a police car!
— Jessica Entwistle (@JessicaEntwist3) April 22, 2023
It's been a fantastic day for day one of our Station Open Day, the running total of money raised for the @firefighters999 is £823.13 A massive thank you to @RRT_UK for providing the catering for the day. #thankyou #makeadifference #Sandbach pic.twitter.com/MSZ7qh5TYV
— Sandbach Fire Station (@SandbachFS) April 22, 2023
👏👏👏 Huge thank you from Sanquhar station for your generosity and support!
— SFRS Dumfries & Galloway (@scotfire_DG) April 23, 2023
Our car wash at Ascot Fire Station this weekend raised a total of £880, which will be split between @firefighters999 and @CampMohawkRG10 a local multi-functional day centre for children with special needs and their families.
— Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@RBFRSofficial) April 24, 2023