With Half Term, Halloween and so much more packed in, October is a great time to plan a fundraising event – and our supporters didn’t let us down this last month.
From peak climbs and car washes, to ladder climbs and even a spin on the TV show Hunted, we’ve seen some very creative challenges during the last four weeks.
One unique fundraiser even saw a crew from Egremont Fire Station in Scotland pass a bucket of water from the station right down to Whitehaven Harbour.
This weekend Egremont Fire crew alongside firefighters from neighbouring stations together with Sellafield Fire and Rescue Service with be passing a bucket of water from Egremont Station down to Whitehaven Harbour. All in aid of The Firefighters Charity. https://t.co/Y1tIsjnQ5s
— Egremont Fire Station (@Egremontfirest1) October 2, 2023
Meanwhile, eight apprentices from across Berkshire cycled 80km each on static bikes to raise thousands for us at the end of the month. You can see them mid-challenge here:
Thank you to everyone who has supported the fundraising efforts of our Firefighter Apprentices!
On Saturday, at the Lexicon in Bracknell, they cycled 80km each on static bikes to raise money for @firefighters999 and have already raised more than £5,500. https://t.co/IWsQWGr4El pic.twitter.com/kvYeftjp35
— Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@RBFRSofficial) October 30, 2023
What could you think of before Christmas?
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.
🎃 A Spook-tacular Open Day!
🧛 A huge ‘fangs’ to everyone who brought their little witches and vampires to our Spooky Open Day at Middles-boo-rough Fire Station on Saturday (28/10)!
— ClevelandFB (@ClevelandFB) October 30, 2023
We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to our charity car wash today. We've managed to raise a total of £575 for our 2 amazing charities.
Also to @purewestradio for the support and to caddies cafe for providing food for the crews.
— Haverfordwest Fire (@HWestFire) October 1, 2023
Challenge complete! 🏃♀️🏃
More than 250 of our fire fighters and fire staff have run an epic relay across the county since 6pm on Thursday, visiting every fire station in Norfolk.
It hasn't been easy but they have shown what the service is all about – teamwork and dedication ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Z6k7KQp9K4
— Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (@Norfolkfire) October 1, 2023
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came down the charity car wash with our Newent crew on Saturday🚗 🧽
An incredible £410 was raised for @firefighters999!🧑🚒
Amazing work from all involved👏 pic.twitter.com/MRppv9j4LK
— Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (@Glosfire) October 2, 2023
👏We need to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came and supported our two car charity washes at Yarm Fire Station and Saltburn at the weekend!
— ClevelandFB (@ClevelandFB) October 2, 2023
And he’s off!
With just a tent, one rucksack and £50 cash in his pocket, ACFO Peter Rickard must remain undetected while visiting each of our fire stations over the next week.
— West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (@WestSussexFire) October 9, 2023
1st Peak Reached 🗻
Firefighters from Green Watch Feltham fire station @HounslowFire have reached the peak of #BenNevis in Scotland.
Thank you to those who have donated to this cause for the @firefighters999 @GivingtoGeorges @CLLSupporthttps://t.co/4s2DiWKeTN pic.twitter.com/jv5fTp9Yh4
— LFBHounslow (@HounslowFire) October 3, 2023
We're pleased to report that our car wash at @FireWhitehaven on Saturday raised a fantastic £542.21 for @firefighters999, which offers specialist, lifelong support for the UK’s fire service community.
Huge thanks to everyone who supported us! pic.twitter.com/yziDwrjyzX
— Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service (@CumbriaFire) October 3, 2023
A huge thank you to everyone who came to our car wash at Bellshill Fire Station on Sun!🙂
We raised an incredible £1095.51 which will be split between VIP-PASS Community Project and @firefighters999🎉😀
Thanks to the young people and staff from VIP, and @SFRHTtweet for your help! pic.twitter.com/5p1xSsHLNu
— SFRS Lanarkshire (@SFRS_Lan) October 4, 2023
Huge thank you to everyone who attended our car washes over the weekend, where we managed to raise a fantastic £1594.33
— County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (@CDDFRS) October 4, 2023
Cracking day at @LFB_Croydon #Addington open day! Thank you to the amazing local community who turned out in their hundreds to come and see us! Wow!
Lots more money raised for @firefighters999. A fantastic day 🚒 pic.twitter.com/ZzKBlwFxlg
— Helen Rea (@helenamelia77) October 7, 2023
We're wishing on-call firefighters Bell and McShane good luck ahead of Manchester half marathon this weekend 🏃♂️
— Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (@DerbyshireFRS) October 9, 2023
A big thank you from the Station to everyone who showed their support and raised an incredible amount 👏 pic.twitter.com/aT3GZSMxTK
— South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (@SWFireandRescue) October 9, 2023
Thank you to our @LFBFireCadets and everyone who came down to support our annual charity football match against Grenfell Athletic last month ⚽
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) October 9, 2023
— Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (@shropsfire) October 10, 2023
Great event, great people, great charity 🏃♂️🚒👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/0JdVH2luJN
— Craig Sadler (@craigsadler3) October 15, 2023
— London Fire Brigade Football Club (@LFBfootballclub) October 12, 2023
Incredible session this week with @firefighters999 who blew us away with their effort and engagement. Thanks to @SauntonSandsHot for epic hospitality and providing the safe space for our participants to immerse themselves in what we do. #wellbeing #northdevonsurf pic.twitter.com/GudjRb7Lur
— Surfwell (@opsurfwell) October 11, 2023
Our Chief's Challenge relay run, which visited each of the 42 fire stations in Norfolk over 72 hours, has raised a whopping £7,019.68 for @firefighters999
Thank you to everyone who donated and supported this worthy cause 👏 pic.twitter.com/ryaMWDjvl6
— Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (@Norfolkfire) October 12, 2023
We are pleased to announce that we raised an amazing £4,705.04 at this years' Goose Fair for @firefighters999
As always, thank you to every single person who donated and supported us throughout the ten days.
See you next year 🍩🎟🎪🎡🎢🎠 pic.twitter.com/5VhFZbRRgW
— Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (@nottsfire) October 13, 2023
Seventeen operational and six non-operational staff from @Glosfire took part in the virtual Cheshire Firefighter Challenge last week.
The challenge raised over £3,000 for @firefighters999 who support fire service staff and their families👏
— Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (@Glosfire) October 13, 2023
We leave on 10th November 2023 and we're still fundraising and YOU can help us prove our message –
Proving to future generations anything IS possible & your gender should NOT be a barrier. https://t.co/CG76Pf5GSf#antarctica #expedition #donate #southpole #futuregenerations pic.twitter.com/wtrxHQeRqL
— Antarctic Fire Angels (@antarctic_fire) October 13, 2023
Our @firefighters999 charity car wash at @Preston_Fire was a roaring triumph, raising an incredible £1200! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported, including our amazing firefighters & cadets for their hard work & dedication. Together, we're making a difference! @LancashireFRS pic.twitter.com/QP8WQvwuef
— CFSP_Central (@CentralCfsp) October 14, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came to Aston Park fire station open day in the glorious autumn sunshine.
— South Yorkshire Fire (@SYFR) October 15, 2023
On Saturday, our Stockport and Whitehill crews joined @BandQ staff for a charity car wash at Snipe Retail Park🧼🚗
🙌 Thanks to everyone who came down and supported! pic.twitter.com/88T03ddjcA
— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) October 16, 2023
— Glyn Smith (@GlynsmithSmith) October 17, 2023
— Joolz Earley (@joolz_earley) October 22, 2023
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our annual coffee morning on Saturday – there was a brilliant turnout, raising £332.10 with a couple of donations still coming in 💰💴 all proceeds donated to The Fire Fighters Charity 🚒🚨@firefighters999 @CumbriaFire pic.twitter.com/xUbEYk09cq
— Appleby Fire Station (@appleby_fire) October 23, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported Huntingdon Fire Station's charity car wash at the weekend!🚗💦
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) October 24, 2023
— Andrew Parker (@AndrewParkerMot) October 27, 2023