No challenge has been too big for our wonderful supporters this month, with some incredible outdoor events to kick summer off.
Thank you to everyone who’s organised or taken part in an event or challenge in aid of us – you’re making such a difference.
Cumbria Watch Manager, Craig Hall, climbed to Everest Base Camp in aid of us, raising over £2,000 in the process.
And NFCC colleagues raised almost £1,500 by taking on the Brecon Beacons Three Peaks – even going on to climb two more afterwards – while several Control Rooms held dress-down days across the country, all in aid of us.
Huge congratulations to our @NFCC_FireChiefs colleagues who put their best foot forward on Saturday to complete the Brecon Beacons 3 Peak Challenge for @firefighters999, not only smashing their fundraising target but deciding to climb 2 extra more peaks!👏https://t.co/tCdCl5cLsJ pic.twitter.com/vYQqNbsEvL
— National Fire Chiefs Council (@NFCC_FireChiefs) May 15, 2023
Elsewhere, a firefighter from Torquay, Rob Wolstanholme, went the extra mile (quite literally) this month and walked 82km non-stop for 23 hours in full fire kit and BA set around the Isle of Wight – raising an incredible £3,177. Crews on the island came out in force to cheer him on around the 51km mark.
Below are just a few more 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 My Fire Fighters Charity. We have a series of dedicated groups you can join. Just register now and head to the ‘Groups’ tab at the top of the My Fire Fighters Charity homepage.
@thekiltwalk Glasgow done. Big shout out for the @firefighters999 as we crossed the line. Thank you so much to #Thefirefighterscharity for the support & t-shirts and to our amazing sponsors who have helped us raise £360. Giving back to those who do do much for us #Kiltwalk2023 pic.twitter.com/xpWYKI9Iaa
— lyndacannon (@lyndacannon59) April 30, 2023
My amazing wife has been raising money for @firefighters999 charity throughout May, by running 5k-a-day. How could we let her finish without joining her for one?! https://t.co/jR1mX5fMvJ pic.twitter.com/B7VfP6LKWg
— Phil Hadley (@philhadley) May 29, 2023
“I wanted to donate something to the real heroes, to hopefully help in some way.”
And they’re off! Our newest recruits have started their ladder climb to climb Everest! Tom volunteered to go first on this epic challenge raising money for @firefighters999 https://t.co/KvUIgxRokx pic.twitter.com/9YIttK2Nd5
— Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (@LincsFireRescue) May 2, 2023
They've only gone and done it!!! pic.twitter.com/t3cpsL7Ktc
— Walk&Talk999 (@WalkandTalk999) May 28, 2023
Tom and Ben's Tandem Bike Ride for The Fire Fighters Charity. “We will be riding a tandem bike from Lambeth Fire Station to Harcombe house (Fire Fighters Charity), which is hopefully as fun as it sounds! We'll be covering approximately 220 miles over 4 days” #Goodluck Tom and Ben pic.twitter.com/5HChFKSyIw
— LFB Lewisham (@LFBLEWISHAM) May 9, 2023
WM Edwards proudly taking delivery of the Fire Fighters Charity clothing bin at Guisborough Community Fire Station 🧦👖👚🩲👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/VwGfZvSFNd
— Kev Tyerman (@Tango_Two_Four) May 2, 2023
“I wanted to show support to a great charity.”
They've raised an outstanding £1,400!! 👏 pic.twitter.com/8GQpjcjHV5
— Easton College (@easton_college) May 2, 2023
Cambridge fire station held their charity car wash on Saturday to raise money for @firefighters999🧽🚗
Thank you to everyone who came along and helped us raise a total of £975! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/wyWT58mSDT
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) May 3, 2023
Here's a trio from Aston Park fire station who each swam a mile today!
— South Yorkshire Fire (@SYFR) May 24, 2023
Fire Cadet Danny Prime was nominated to be the Mayor's cadet. Last week he met the new Mayor of @WestNorfolkBC & was named the Mayor's Fire Cadet.
He was nominated for his contribution to @firefighters999 campaign: he raised 40 clothing bags to raise money.
Well done Danny! pic.twitter.com/vYCI3dFie9
— Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (@Norfolkfire) May 23, 2023
🙏Plug for a charity swimming event that @SYFR are planning to complete later this month. Lots of 🏊♀️ 🏊🏻♂️ with a planned total distance of 170 miles. We will be donating to @firefighters999 and @RLSSUK. Fundraiser – The Big SYFR Swim 🔝🚒 https://t.co/Eq9tjVFsv7
— Chris Kirby (@SYFRChrisKirby) May 3, 2023
“I donated as a thank you for all you do for us all.”
— London Fire Brigade Football Club (@LFBfootballclub) May 4, 2023
Today's the day! Come to Castle Quarter & help our 16 apprentices raise funds for @firefighters999 on the 3 Peaks Challenge.
— Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (@Norfolkfire) May 5, 2023
Great to host an 80th birthday party for @firefighters999 on #NationalFirefightersDay at our terminals. There were free cupcakes, two mascots (Blaze & Henri) and some very generous visitors. Thanks to everyone involved (including the happy couple passing by!) pic.twitter.com/9iigEgxDMD
— Hovertravelltd (@HovertravelLtd) May 4, 2023
— anthony boyle (@ajboyle60) May 6, 2023
“I donated as a thanks to a firefighter.”
Staff in our 999 control room held a red, white and blue themed dress down day to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Here are Control White Watch! 📸 pic.twitter.com/NwnuwWteSP
— South Yorkshire Fire (@SYFR) May 7, 2023
Thanks to everyone who supported us today at the charity car wash at Easterhouse Community Fire Station. £1,000 raised and shared equally between @sfrs_fst and @firefighters999 Amazing support from our local community 👏👏 @fire_scot pic.twitter.com/DXcnlUfekY
— SFRS City of Glasgow (@scotfire_glasgo) May 7, 2023
Blue Watch have been raising money for @firefighters999. First we climbed Snowdon with 130 other #womeninthefireservice at the end of April & tonight we are taking part in #controldressdownday by wearing pyjamas to work joining control rooms across the country. pic.twitter.com/eseuYkMqkC
— DWFireControl (@DWFireControl) May 8, 2023
“It’s nice to be nice.”
To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and the 80th anniversary of The Firefighters Charity, Shropshire Fire Control are joining in with 'Control Coronation Coron-Eighty celebrations'. https://t.co/mFGq7VkQ92 pic.twitter.com/rxEBosUjDX
— SFRS Control (@SFRS_Control) May 7, 2023
— HWFireControl (@HWFireControl) May 9, 2023
🚒 Cleveland Fire Brigade is encouraging residents to donate their unwanted clothing at one of its 12 clothing banks to help raise vital funds for @firefighters999. 👨🚒
— ClevelandFB (@ClevelandFB) May 10, 2023
“I donated as a thank you for the Ryde crew and their service to their community.”
They're back! And this time it's tougher than ever as they take on 1400 miles from the beautiful @OldhamColiseum to Rome's ancient Colosseum. All self funded and the ride of a lifetime #ridetorome pic.twitter.com/btGrvhkjfj
— Blazing Saddles 5 – WE'RE BACK! (@RidetoRome) May 11, 2023
A big well done to firefighters from Tamworth Belgrave Fire Station and Lichfield Community Fire Station who recently climbed the 15 Welsh peaks for @firefighters999 ⛰️
The team completed the Welsh 3000s challenge in 13 hours and 59 minutes! 👏
— Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) May 12, 2023
Good luck to the team of @HFRS firefighters from St Albans Fire Station taking on the Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge this weekend in memory of Firefighter David Lambert. We can't wait to see how you all do 🧡💪🏃https://t.co/LcXHI7T7jj #FundraiserFriday #FireFamily
— The Fire Fighters Charity (@firefighters999) May 12, 2023
Big thank you to everyone who came down and supported our car wash today. We raised a total of £961.76 which will be split between the firefighters charity and our cadet group!!👏🏻👍🏼 @WMFSFallingsP @firefighters999 @WestMidsFire @UKFireCadets pic.twitter.com/eTIdn8WGyx
— Wolverhampton Fire Cadets (@wtonfirecadets) May 13, 2023
— Arbroath Fire Station (@ArbroathFire) May 14, 2023
Well done Blue Watch St Albans. Amazing effort for the firefighters charity. Over £4000 raised. pic.twitter.com/EuSTW2Kodf
— @StAlbansfire (@StAlbansfire) May 14, 2023
Thank you to everyone who attended or supported our car wash @NewburyFS on Sunday.
— Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@RBFRSofficial) May 16, 2023
🧽🚗 A fantastic effort from #TeamSouthWales!
Well done to all involved 👏 pic.twitter.com/KiNwybYVMj
— South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (@SWFireandRescue) May 18, 2023
06:00 start for @HWFireBGrove Firefighters from @HWFire heading off on 137 mile ride today before climbing Scafell Pike tomorrow as part of their challenge for the @firefighters999 pic.twitter.com/5NRUPlIV8D
— Andy Dalton (@andymdalton) May 19, 2023
And that’s a wrap! Massive thanks to everyone for popping by and donating!
We raised over £1600 between 11am-4pm today alone. Over 150 cars through the doors. Big thanks to everyone who supported us from dropping cakes to putting on food for all of us.@scotfire_glasgo
— Sean McEwan🏴 (@seanmce87) May 20, 2023
Scorching hot day today for the team from @HWFireBGrove @HWFire as the complete a 44 mile bike ride followed by conquering Scafell pike and then another bike ride all in aid of the @firefighters999 pic.twitter.com/gHJWh4FQLr
— Andy Dalton (@andymdalton) May 20, 2023
Thanks to all the kind, generous people in #Acton today for attending our Charity fire station car wash!🧽🚒
We raised a whopping £1311.99 for @firefighters999!! A special thanks to our amazing @LFBFireCadets for always supporting our events!!❤️🥰 #Autoglym #NationalCarWash #LFB pic.twitter.com/6vXlIw3tc2
— LFB Ealing (@LFBEaling) May 20, 2023
Monday see Walk 1 of mine and Bobby’s “80 Wainwright Peaks in 18 Weeks” challenge raising funds for @firefighters999 please share and give generously 🙂 https://t.co/zKNII2zM8X https://t.co/VXl7yqHihM
— Mal Dewhurst (@MalDewhurst999) May 20, 2023
£518 raised in just 3 hours at our charity car wash 👏 Many thanks to all those who supported us. The money raised will make a big difference to the two charities @WestMidsFire @firefighters999 pic.twitter.com/FvcA6BjLKN
— Erdington Fire Station (@WMFSErdington) May 21, 2023
My arms are redder than my tshift but yesterday was a cracking afternoon being out raising money for @firefighters999 again.
Thanks to Tracy Cath & Ryan for working thier backsides off in the blazing sun. pic.twitter.com/cv1qZ1jOlZ
— Dave Gormley (@Dave_G999) May 21, 2023
— Livingston Fire Station (@fire_livingston) May 21, 2023
Fordbridge Fire Station held their open day on Saturday! 🚪
Thank you to all those who came along, and who donated to @firefighters999
— Surrey Fire & Rescue Service (@SurreyFRS) May 22, 2023
Firefighters in Bacup and Rawtenstall hosted car washes this weekend to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity!
They worked hard in the sunshine to get everyone's cars super clean.
— Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service (@LancashireFRS) May 22, 2023
A massive thank you to everyone that came down and supported our charity car wash yesterday. We raised an incredible £1000 for the firefighters charity @firefighters999 and @EnableAbility. A big thank you to the crew, fire cadets and our helpers from enable ability and cosplay. pic.twitter.com/pps96sqoGL
— Southsea Fire Stn (@Southsea24) May 22, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came along to St Ives' charity car wash on Saturday. 🚗
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) May 23, 2023
A late return home for the team from @HWFire @HWFireBGrove after an unbelievable challenge for the @firefighters999 @RidingThe3Peaks Completing the three peaks with cycling between each mountain. A massive well done from the driving team, a real pleasure to be there with you. pic.twitter.com/5num1jvxLP
— Andy Dalton (@andymdalton) May 23, 2023
Thank you to everybody who supported the Car Wash at Harrogate Fire Station last Saturday.
— Harrogate Fire station (@FireHarrogate) May 23, 2023
👏 Well done to the friends and family of FF Dan Jones, who cycled 25km from Kenfig Hill Fire Station through Margam mountains, followed by a 10km run to Kenfig Hill RFC in his memory on Saturday.
— South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (@SWFireandRescue) May 23, 2023
Now the weather is warming up we are excited to be supporting some of @LondonFire open days again. At Wimbledon's open day we helped raise £522 for @firefighters999 💪@LFBMerton pic.twitter.com/GM0LAKGJBH
— 🚒 LFB Fire Cadets 🚒 (@LFBFireCadets) May 30, 2023
WC Rhian Evans is taking on the incredible @cxtri for the @firefighters999!
The event involves a 3.4km sea swim, 202km road bike & a 41km run (taking in 2 Munros) …all in one day!https://t.co/wuB1Zz6gJw
— Karla Stevenson (@Karla5188) May 29, 2023
Crews at Whitburn would like to thank everyone who supported our Annual Car Wash raising £862 for @firefighters999 & £100 for @SFRSYVSlivi for their support in this event @fire_scot #L23P6 🚒💦 pic.twitter.com/IWWUbvQ782
— Whitburn FireStation (@FireWhitburn) May 30, 2023