It’s been a jam-packed month of fundraising highlights this February, with everything from ultra-marathons being planned to Brew With A Crews, rows, litter picks and more.
We announced our Bag It and Bank It results, with fire stations and communities bringing in a grand total of £96,394, while also celebrating kind-hearted donations from companies and small businesses across the UK.
Putting a spin on traditional fundraising activities, local resident, Heather, is raising money for us with a Lent Litter Pick near Fairford Fire Station in Gloucester. Meanwhile, Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade donated £1,000 following their Boxing Day Squirt event, which saw them take on Kettering in a very close battle to the finish.
Collected in Fairford along a walk and a lay-by.
It was a lovely day to go litter picking with my Grandma today with the sunny skies- despite the breeze. A lot of dog poo bags! Bag it and bin it- it’s easy!
Together we can make a difference! 💚🌎♻️🚯https://t.co/0pDngRq0n3 pic.twitter.com/hIo9fWYkG6
— A bag a day keeps the litter away💚🌎♻️🚯 (@Heatherlitter) February 24, 2023
Below are just a few more highlights, as well as quotes from regular donors…
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🧑🚒 Come down and support the team! pic.twitter.com/VoaDz8wFfX
— Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service (@HantsIOW_fire) February 14, 2023
We are absolutely buzzing to announce that we raised £4513.08 for the incredible @firefighters999 with our 2022 national tour of #janeeyre !! Big shout out to the amazing @WarksFireRescue for all the brilliant work they do in our community ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/RpRSrwNqFt
— Heartbreak Productions (@OutdoorPlaysUK) February 20, 2023
“I really appreciate what the firefighters do and I think it’s a great charity to support,”
A number of blue Watch St Albans are completing the Jurassic Coast challenge in memory of FF Dave Lambert and raising money for the firefighters charity. https://t.co/2aAz7VbORk
— @StAlbansfire (@StAlbansfire) February 3, 2023
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— Minds Matter: Atlantic Rowing Challenge Team (@mindsmatterarc) February 14, 2023
Thanks to the #safety record of our #Didcot team, we’ve also donated £931.87 to @firefighters999. The amazing charity offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to live happier & healthier lives. #CharityTuesday pic.twitter.com/nk6EIr7jEn
— Air Products UKI (@airproductsuki) February 28, 2023
“I’ve donated to generally support a fantastic cause.”
Could this be our first 80th anniversary fundraiser of the year? ❤️@NlandFRS DCFO @graeme_binning and @joe_haustead, Head of Community Risk & Response, celebrated @Thefirefighters charity 80th anniversary by raising £10 for every year, by taking on Red January. Well done! pic.twitter.com/SKEy4C3jnw
— Sylvia_FFC (@FfcSylvia) February 7, 2023
— 𝙻𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚢 𝙿𝚕𝚞𝚖𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚢 (@Plumbley11) February 1, 2023
“I donated as a thank you for help received.”
Colleagues from GFRS will be climbing Snowdon in fire kit to raise money for @firefighters999👏
All money raised helps to provide rehab for current and veteran firefighters.
For more information & to support the team for this worth while cause see here: https://t.co/NI6kmVCF8l
— Glosfire (@Glosfire) February 2, 2023
Our own Crew Commander Tom Edwards is completing a Charity run today in aide of the Firefighters Charity and in preparation for his London Marathon run, again raising funds for our charity.https://t.co/keyTZ5LHlr pic.twitter.com/ndZeRRFZNb
— Sawbridgeworth Fire (@Sawbo_Fire_C27) February 25, 2023
— Tom George 🇺🇦 (@P_T_George) February 4, 2023
“I donated in thanks for installing fire alarms in our property.”
— HelpingHoodies (@helpinghoodies) February 22, 2023
Delighted to get this message from @firefighters999 We have fantastic resources available to support firefighters and their families. ❤️ Thanks to all sponsors and those committed to raise £s 👏🏻👏🏻❤️ Contact the wonderful staff at the charity if you feel you need support 🚒 pic.twitter.com/g08ib2RJRz
— Sonia Cox (@Sonskii67) February 7, 2023
“I donated to further support as best I can.”
Thanks to everyone who attended – and to Vaseline & Dads n Ladz for providing a great night's live music – we donated £969.64 to the Fire Fighters Charity following our Fire Brigade Fundraiser in October. A huge 'thank you' to you all (a bit late posting it but never mind)! pic.twitter.com/TGqx3kn328
— Joe Joe Jims Bar (@joejoejims) February 8, 2023
— Blairgowrie Fire Station (@BlairgowrieSFRS) February 9, 2023
THANK YOU to everyone who attended the car wash @BorehamwoodFire yesterday, you raised just over £950 for @firefighters999 which is AMAZING ♥️ All size vehicles were washed & people just walked in to make donations. We were even gifted two boxes of chocs 😁 #charitycarwash 🚒💦🚗 pic.twitter.com/gOgQvkAsmU
— Zoe Crossan (@HWH_CFS) February 12, 2023
Thank you to everyone who attended Cosham Fire Station today for White Watch’s charity car wash. We raised £882 for the @mindsmatterarc team supporting the @firefighters999 and @SolentMind a great effort by all. @craigsadler3 @leesheeny @HantsIOW_fire pic.twitter.com/CtRtJLcKvZ
— Cosham Fire Station (@Cosham23) February 18, 2023
— Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@RBFRSofficial) February 20, 2023
Do you have some old clothes you don't wear anymore? 👕
Instead of throwing them away, why not donate them to charity?!
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) February 23, 2023
— Martyn Field (@partymarty740) February 25, 2023
£301.26 raised today for The FireFighters Charity @firefighters999 (not including online QR code donations) at our ‘brew with a crew’ great turnout from the Elmswell community. Thanks for all the support @SuffolkFire @andysmith6359 @blaggy989 @mark_proctor @reid_stev pic.twitter.com/fTFDkg1NXJ
— Mark (@Mark_____Smith) February 26, 2023