We never fail to be amazed by the efforts you go to in supporting us each year and this Christmas was no exception. With engine pulls, Santa’s grottos, bucket collections and even singing firefighters, you pulled out all of the stops to make it our biggest Christmas ever.

Not only that, but with £140,165 raised during December alone, you smashed last year’s total by over £11,000, which was £16,000 more than the year before! You are amazing and we are so grateful to each and every one of you who achieved this superhuman feat. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

So on behalf of everyone we have already supported and those we hope to support in the future with the money you’ve raised, thank you.

And of course, not forgetting our Christmas Fundraising is a competition, we have to congratulate all of the teams who raised the most in their region. The winners are below.

National champions

Preston Circus Fire Station, East Sussex FRS: £11,225.69

Whoa! Congratulations, Preston Circus. You earned the most out of any fire and rescue premises in the whole country, not to mention being regional champions for the South East. Give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back.


Hendon Fire Station, London Fire Brigade: £352.04


Basingstoke Fire Station, Hampshire Fire and Rescue: £3,161.55

South West

Coleford Community Fire Station, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue: £3,747


Swansea Central Fire Station, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue: £3,606.83

West Midlands

Shropshire Christmas Ball Committee, Shropshire Fire and Rescue: £7,250

North West

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Headquarters: £3,000

Yorkshire and Humberside

Slaithewaite Fire Station, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue: £229


Cambuslang National Training Centre and HQ, Scottish Fire and Rescue: £8,298.27

North East

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters: £1,545.05

East Midlands

Grantham Fire Station, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, £5,791.26

East Anglia

Yaxley Fire Station, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue: £2,980.07

Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you once again for all of your support. We thought we’d leave you with this amazing video from West Yorkshire…