July saw the UK basking in some soaring temperatures – and you certainly made the most of the opportunity to fundraise for us!
From Car Washes and Half Marathons to cycle rides, golf days, ladder climbs and even some boxing, there have been some fantastic challenges and events over the last four weeks – and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone involved.
Below are just a few highlights…
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, from Fire Family Challenge and Challengers to Runners, riders, walkers and more! Just register now and head to the ‘Groups’ tab at the top of the MyFFC homepage.
Well, not quite 500 miles walked today – but a great effort by Colin as he completed a half marathon this morning as part of his #2022MilesIn2022 challenge raising money for the @firefighters999 👏👏👏 @TooflessColin pic.twitter.com/iSnxhNR6Pe
— Hartley Wintney Fire Station💙 (@HartleyWintney8) July 2, 2022
— Haverhill Fire Station (@Haverhill999) July 2, 2022
Thanks to everyone who came along to today's charity carwash at @SurreyFRS Fordbridge Fire Station. Great day, lots of cars washed & lots of money raised for @tinytickers @AlzResearchUK & @firefighters999! 🚒🚒🚒 pic.twitter.com/tgRpqNNAmu
— Aimee Foster (@Mum_Amie) July 2, 2022
— Amy Gilbert-Jeans (@AgilbertAmy) July 25, 2022
The tower is up and rest of the course is taking shape for the British Firefighter Challenge, taking place in Hull city centre @Hullccnews @VisitHull this Sat & Sun its also @prideinhull on Sat, the forecast looks good😎, see you all there 🚒🌈💪 pic.twitter.com/azzb2RAqAP
— Humberside Fire & Rescue (@HumbersideFire) July 28, 2022
Wow thank-you to everyone who have helped us to raise nearly £70,000 over the last year for the @firefighters999 charity, including car washes, rugby matches, Halloween events and donations of clothes in the collection banks outside our stations.👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/paSj89Ba4E
— Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue (@northantsfire) July 27, 2022
Thank you to all who came to Solihull fire station @WMFSSolihull to have you vehicles washed. You helped us raise £1384.05 which will be split 50/50 for fire fighters charity @firefighters999 and Be Kind Charity 🥰👍 pic.twitter.com/BGWhLeQ0gx
— Solihull Fire Station (@WMFSSolihull) July 3, 2022
My friend @FionaDransfield & I are taking part in @TeamGB_Fire in Hull at the end of this month and we’d love to raise some money for @firefighters999 while we’re at it. Any donations for this excellent charity would be appreciated! https://t.co/kwNvgUQaJb
— Beccy Barr (@BeccyBarr1) July 3, 2022
Can I just thank the NB and surrounding community as well as Kate, Dave, Jack and Steph for their help in raising £337 for the FF Charity to help current and retired FF’s through a range of problems. pic.twitter.com/IaDIHT5vzs
— North Berwick Fire Station (@nbfire68) July 3, 2022
Fantastic turnout at today's #brewwithacrew @firefighters999 charity event at #MenaiBridge Fire Station. Lots of brews poured, funds raised and safety advice given. A big thank you to all involved and to the local community for supporting the event 👏 @NorthWalesFire #sbarc pic.twitter.com/rZsn31YcAQ
— Jody McEachern (@JodyMckek) July 3, 2022
— Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (@nottsfire) July 9, 2022
@CumbriaFire trainee Firefighters take on challenge to raise money for @firefighters999. They are in Keswick today climbing as many lengths of 12 m ladders as they can in 4 hours.Please support by donating https://t.co/GHsmzKgxuf. Good luck team🚒 pic.twitter.com/l2AYvEqGBK
— Liana (@LianaSJFire) July 22, 2022
— HWFire FFC (@HWFireFFC) July 10, 2022
Just a quick tweet to let you know that I’ve decided to fundraise for The Fire Fighters Charity, and I’d really appreciate your support.
You can donate to my JustGiving page by clicking here: https://t.co/gajQwFc2vh.
— Chaplain Dave (@dnsivill) June 13, 2022
🚗💦🧽 Squeaky clean! 💦🧽🚗
Brilliant pic's from White watch Consett Charity car wash 🚗😁 We have to give a big thanks to Consett Fire Cadets and Deputy Chief Office Helps for helping out at the event 💦🧽👏
— County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (@CDDFRS) July 9, 2022
Thank you to everyone came to our open days at Frodsham and Penketh over the weekend and helped us raise money for @firefighters999. We managed to raise £2,393.55!
— Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (@CheshireFire) July 4, 2022
They’ve done it! With a total ride time of 4 hours and 57minutes the crew from knutsford have successfully cycled 101km from Manchester to Blackpool!
— Knutsford Fire Station (@KnutsfordFS) July 10, 2022
A huge thanks from the Station to everyone who showed their support 👏 pic.twitter.com/sEucMmmDGr
— South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (@SWFireandRescue) July 5, 2022
We love receiving feedback from people we have helped ❤
Our firefighters @FireBolton tackled a fire at Lloyds Metals Limited last weekend and received a message of thanks 👇
— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) July 15, 2022
👩🚒🚴♂️ Wheelie great work! 👩🚒🚴♂️
Big shout out to our Cohort 5 of Apprentice Firefighters who have managed to raise £2,481.73 for @firefighters999 by cycling over 220km, which is the distance between all 16 stations! 🚴♂️😱👏
— County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (@CDDFRS) July 8, 2022
Our Pontefract Red Watch and Castleford White Watch crews attended #ArmedForcesDay 📍 Pontefract Park on Sunday 3rd July.
— West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@WYFRS) July 8, 2022
A huge well done to everyone who took part in the Hadrian’s Hike yesterday!
It was a beautiful day with nice hot conditions for a 22 mile walk… and a celebratory drink at the finish line! 🍻
— Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (@Tyne_Wear_FRS) July 10, 2022
It's not just fire's we attend to! 🚗🧽
Crews at Moortown Fire Station and Killingbeck Fire Station had a successful car wash and managed to raise £396 for @firefighters999!
— West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@WYFRS) July 9, 2022
101km cycled today from Manchester to Blackpool for the fire fighters charity! pic.twitter.com/D7lUy7BAeT
— Laura Wheelton (@Laura_Wheelton) July 10, 2022
Thank you to the people of Corby who turned up to our charity car wash. You never fail us and our collection buckets for @firefighters999 and @bemorefab__ were heavy! Thank-you also to everyone who worked hard to make this happen. pic.twitter.com/XzYbd5eTs5
— Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue (@northantsfire) July 9, 2022
A grand total of £313 raised for a great cause.
Thank you!! 🚒🔥 pic.twitter.com/GabUIPF5rN
— St Dennis Community Fire Station (@StDennisCFRS) July 10, 2022
A big thank you for everyone who supported us and @Luctonians today at our carwash. An amazing £1550.89 was donated, half is going to Luctonians u16 and half to the @firefighters999, @autoglym #nationalcarwash @HWFireFFC pic.twitter.com/dYlZAzVG05
— HWFire Kingsland (@HWFireKingsland) July 10, 2022
Some of our recruits will be rowing 65 miles, the length of the River Trent, for @firefighters999 and the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service memorial garden today🚣
The crew will be completing the challenge on indoor rowers inside Morrisons within Festival Park, Stoke👍 pic.twitter.com/1WUY4v4JAU
— Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) July 11, 2022
Never 2 young for fundraising! As @WestMidsFire fundraiser for @firefighters999 begins, the youngest members of the family will start a 2 mile toddlathon! Not all in 1 day of course! 😆 Appreciate any donations for a great cause🙏❤️ https://t.co/vRl0ZChZJI pic.twitter.com/2OxB5fOFsG
— Sonia Cox (@Sonskii67) July 22, 2022
After a fantastic weekend of @hwfire fundraising events in aid of @firefighters999 charity my 9 years as Service Coordinator comes to an end as I retire from the FRS shortly. But handing the baton over to the amazing Spence Jones who will champion our charity across @hwfire ❤🚒 pic.twitter.com/6I2UUlgTfP
— HWFire FFC (@HWFireFFC) July 10, 2022
A big thank you to all those who came to #Acton Fire Station’s charity car wash. Our crews raised over £1,100 for @firefighters999, who do some fantastic work to support our staff. A special thank you also goes to our @LFBFireCadets for their help at the event pic.twitter.com/uCELsHBrI4
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) July 12, 2022
Hello, Bonjour, salve, hola, and konnichiwa!
I’ve set up pages for online donations (and more info) https://t.co/mGD5QpuFfp
— Chris Little 😷 (@chris_laal) July 15, 2022
What a brilliant day! Managed to raise over £1200 for @firefighters999. Thank you to all the members of public that made it such a successful day! Thank you also to all the local businesses that helped us make this day possible with their generous raffle donations 🔥 💦 🚒 pic.twitter.com/xvedKrxjlF
— Bodmin Community Fire Station (@BodminCFRS) July 16, 2022
Mega busy weekend with open days at both Kingston (Sat) and Wimbledon (today).
It was hot and tiring but 2 great days, lots more money raised for the Firefighters Charity and today especially, I met to cracking boys who's company and enthusiasm remind me exactly why I do this! pic.twitter.com/aKCVlDbiWr
— Helen Rea (@helenamelia77) July 17, 2022
— Oliver's Fight Against Neuroblastoma (@FightOliver) July 18, 2022
🌞Thank you to all those that attended Kingston Boroughs Open Day❤ nearly £1500 raised for @firefighters999🥳👏, thank you to all of our partners @RBKMayor @MPSKingston👮🏽♀️@Ldn_Ambulance 🚑 please follow @LFBKingston for more amazing Community events 👍🔥👨🚒 pic.twitter.com/OK5RF44BF9
— LFB Kingston (@LFBKingston) July 18, 2022
Everyone at Birchwood Fire Station would like to thank all those who attended our open day yesterday in the very warm weather and made it such a fantastic success and helping us raise the amazing amount of £935 for the Fire Fighters Charity.@CheshireFire@firefighters999 pic.twitter.com/UiiogBAJqQ
— Birchwood Fire Station (@BirchwoodFS) July 18, 2022
Our cohort of trainee Firefighters are taking part in a challenge to raise money for @firefighters999!
On Friday 22 July from 11am–3pm, they will be at Moot Hall in Keswick climbing as many lengths of our 12m ladders as they can in four hours!
— Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (@CumbriaFire) July 20, 2022
@LHGCC yesterday for @Oakleafe Charity Golf Day – raising a lot of money for the charities @Wipeawaythosete @firefighters999 @scf4kids great day 23 teams playing on the day luckily a bit cooler – course a pleasure to play and wonderful food, prizes and auction after pic.twitter.com/KhnlgjvkVV
— David Brenes (@davidfbrenes) July 21, 2022
— Westminster LFB (@LFBWestminster) July 21, 2022
Challenge complete. 👏
Big well done to our Trainee Firefighters for competing their ladder climb challenge today.
— Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (@CumbriaFire) July 22, 2022
— neal robinson (@njr234) July 23, 2022
— Stamford FireStation (@stamfordfireuk) July 23, 2022
Don't forget, our Fire Cadets are raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity today with a car wash at #StHelens Community Fire Station.
If your car is in need of a clean, pop down and help raise much-needed funds for this amazing cause.
We're here until 3pm! pic.twitter.com/tO8cP7pubp
— Mersey Fire (@MerseyFire) July 23, 2022
Wow!! That was a busy one @LFBSutton.
Hundreds and hundreds of visitors to the station today, we are exhausted! More £s raised for @firefighters999 and we spoke to people about our busy week in Control and how they can stay safe in this heat. (Plus a cheeky ice cream!) pic.twitter.com/5PUSfGCpxv
— Helen Rea (@helenamelia77) July 23, 2022
Huge thank you to everyone who attended @blackpool_fire's open day! We had a fantastic time welcoming you all.
— Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service (@LancashireFRS) July 23, 2022
— Brian Steadman 🇺🇦 (@Brian_Steadman) July 24, 2022
That felt good! But away from any result tonight it was an honour to represent @WYFRS in Firefight 2 to raise money for @firefighters999 a brilliant night with some brilliant people! #firefight2 #firefighterscharity #boxing #charity #bluecorner #wyfrs pic.twitter.com/KBMOn5ie0S
— Richard Simpsøn (@rjsimo91) July 24, 2022
Great news following our car wash at Leigh Morrisons…
£581 was raised between @firefighters999, and Morrisons’ chosen charity 👏
Special thanks to crews and staff that organised and washed cars on the day, to Morrisons, and everyone who supported the event ❤ pic.twitter.com/LcoR8b8lJQ
— WiganFire (@WiganFire) July 25, 2022
The latest cohort of Wholetime recruits embarking on their challenge for the Firefighters Charity @firefighters999. They are walking around all the Plymouth Fire Stations in full kit with BA and then finishing on the Hoe at 3pm. I stopped off on my morning cycle to see them off. pic.twitter.com/uUZVxS59xy
— Simon Carey (@SimonCarey999) July 25, 2022
On Friday our trainee firefighters will be carrying a loaded stretcher around Chester City Centre between 11am-3pm to raise money for the @firefighters999.
— Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (@CheshireFire) July 25, 2022
A big thank you to Sainsbury's in Hereford for hosting FF Spencer Jones and the Fire Fighters Charity fundraising stand. Spence was able to raise a fantastic £1,390! pic.twitter.com/uml5YaPc56
— HWFire (@HWFire) July 25, 2022
Our Cohort 6 apprentices 👨🚒 ask you to come & support them with their @firefighters999 event TOMORROW in Darlington Market Place.
— County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (@CDDFRS) July 26, 2022
Thanks to everyone who came along to #WestNorwood Fire Station's car wash. White Watch did a great job of getting everyone's cars squeaky clean and raised a fantastic £561.92 for the @firefighters999 pic.twitter.com/HOWDjaD6n6
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) July 27, 2022