The last few months have seen some fantastic fundraising events and challenges in aid of us – and September was no different.
From family days to 80th birthday parties, step challenges and more, we’ve rounded up some of the top highlights this month – as well as some of our donors’ reasons for supporting us.
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.
— Craig Flannery (@FscCraig) September 1, 2023
Thankyou to everybody that came out and supported the Charity Car Wash today!
— Gainsborough Fire Station (@GainsboroughFRS) September 2, 2023
“You do a truly wonderful job and I have a couple of friends who are firefighters”
Thank you all for coming down to our open day today and making it such a special day. A fantastic day was had by all. It was amazing to see so many happy faces enjoying the activities. We also managed to raise some much needed funds for @firefighters999. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/i76TUsKomZ
— Stockton Heath Fire Station (@SHeathFS) September 2, 2023
A great day @StaffsFire Leek. I bet the around 4,000 people who attended thought so too. All in aid of the @firefighters999 a great charity for the Fire and Rescue Service family. Thanks to all who attended and took part. Maxine you did a sterling job of the organisation 👏 pic.twitter.com/ynKeo32zYr
— NARF, Staffordshire Branch number 4 region. (@alfredw24481695) September 2, 2023
Fabulous day yesterday at our @firefighters999 80th birthday lunch £1088.55 raised for the charity. Thank you so much to everyone involved and all who came along. Now to plan another 😂💜 @abewdhq pic.twitter.com/ZhNJHvLADP
— Kayleigh McInnes (@KayleighMcInne2) September 3, 2023
“I donated because they’re all amazing!”
— Dan Hockley 👨🚒 (@DanHockley) September 3, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Open Day at Harrogate Fire Station
We had a great day whilst raising money for The Firefighters Charity.
Some photos from the day. Feel free to add your pictures in the comments below pic.twitter.com/LdCXaCA481
— Harrogate Fire station (@FireHarrogate) September 3, 2023
Million step challenge complete!! Thanks to everyone who sponsored us and to all the stations who kindly assisted us throughout the challenge 👍@LancashireFRS @firefighters999 pic.twitter.com/wr13LQMofE
— Aubrey Cooper (@aubscooper) September 3, 2023
“I donated to support the Charity”
ANNAN, LOCKERBIE and MOFFAT now have @firefighters999 clothing donation banks.
So, if you're having a clear out after the summer holidays or have coats/jumpers that haven't seen the last couple of winters….why not donate to them for a good cause?https://t.co/x3X30MgOKF
— SFRS Dumfries & Galloway (@scotfire_DG) September 5, 2023
Yesterday was #DayOfCharity ❤️
Join us, by congratulating our group of staff who on Saturday climbed the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis in aid of @firefighters999 Charity and @TheWellKibworth (a café, charity shop, and community centre in Kibworth).
An amazing effort👏 pic.twitter.com/HGMrr0CXKW
— Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (@LeicsFireRescue) September 6, 2023
More than 250 fire fighters and fire staff are set to run night and day for 72 hours over 385 miles between all 42 Norfolk fire stations this month.
This year's Chief's Challenge relay takes place between 29 September – 1 October and is raising money for @firefighters999
— Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (@Norfolkfire) September 6, 2023
“I donated because my daughter is a cadet”
AJ Bell #GreatNorthRun runners, today is the day! 🌟
You've trained, fundraised and prepared for this, so make sure you pace yourself and enjoy every moment.👏🏁
Don't forget to tell your friends and family that we'll be going LIVE on BBC ONE at 10:00!📺👀
Let's go! 👟👊 pic.twitter.com/qCNcM9cLLI
— Great Run (@Great_Run) September 10, 2023
— The Nottingham Panthers (@PanthersIHC) September 10, 2023
Great work again by @wellingborough Fire Station, Volunteers and community for a fantastic Open Day. Over £2,170 raised for @firefighters999 who do amazing work supporting injured fire fighters, families and burn victims. Many thanks to crews at 20 also @NFRS_DCFO, SC, GC, AC pic.twitter.com/CWKEJG4lSj
— Ashley Tugby (@ashtugby) September 9, 2023
— Debbie (@DoctorDebs) September 10, 2023
🎬- 2023 Open Day Highlights
Thanks to your amazing support we were able to raise a total of £793.06 which all goes towards @firefighters999
Thanks to @purewestradio for helping with coverage on the day!
— Haverfordwest Fire (@HWestFire) September 10, 2023
Full time @LFBfootballclub 2 – 1 Grenfell ath
We help raise over £600 for the @firefighters999
A massive thank you to Dean @WalkandTalk999 for coming down
Our @LFBFireCadets for helping out
— London Fire Brigade Football Club (@LFBfootballclub) September 10, 2023
Firefighters would like to thank everyone who supported us at our charity car wash yesterday. In total we raised an amazing £562.28 for @firefighters999 charity which supports injured firefighters. If you would like to donate to the charity please see the photo for a QR Code 🚒 pic.twitter.com/7pm4pKkXsk
— Wilmslow Fire Station (@WilmslowFS) September 11, 2023
Thank you to everyone that came down and supported our open day yesterday. It was a great day and we raised a fantastic amount of money for our charity @firefighters999. A big thank you to @HantsFireDogs @HantsPolice @HMCoastguard @RNLI and everyone else that came along as well pic.twitter.com/5qwbmJCKDo
— Southsea Fire Stn (@Southsea24) September 11, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our open day – we've raised more than £360 for @firefighters999 ❤️
— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) September 12, 2023
Firefighters from #Treorchy climbed to success as they reached the peak of Pen-y-Fan in full fire kit ⛰️🚒
Thank you to everyone who showed their support 👏
— South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (@SWFireandRescue) September 12, 2023
Today’s the day!
The @_UKRO challenge is in Lincoln. Head over today or tomorrow to see participants from across the UK take part in challenges involving car extrication, water rescue, high rope rescue and more
— Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (@LincsFireRescue) September 15, 2023
Huge thanks to everyone who came and supported Ashfield Fire Station Charity Car wash today for @firefighters999 and @LittleTedFdtn, two very worthy causes. We washed 115 vehicles including a 40ft removal lorry 😅and raised a whopping £1241! @nottsfire pic.twitter.com/OlwAmAYRxz
— Richard Cooper (@rjcooper93) September 16, 2023
Many thanks to The Red Lion Spilsby for organising and hosting tonight's pub quiz in aid of the Firefighters Charity.
£309 raised 🙏🏻
— LFR Station Manager Lee Marsh 🟩🟦🟨🟥 (@LeeBoggieMarsh) September 17, 2023
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported Burwell Fire Station's charity car wash at the weekend!🚗💦
A total of £852 was raised for @firefighters999 ! 🙌
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) September 19, 2023
— Warrington Fire Station (@WarrFS) September 23, 2023
Had a great weekend climbing Ben Nevis and supporting the team with the National Three Peaks to fundraise for The Fire Fighters Charity. Don’t be fooled by the sun in the photos, it didn’t last long ⛰🏴🏴🏴 pic.twitter.com/ip36kgiEc8
— Erin McGinn (@ErinMcGinn21) September 26, 2023
Izzy recently joined us as our new Learning and Development Co-ordinator.
🏃♀️ At weekend she took part in the Warrington Half Marathon and was the second fastest woman there 💪
Finishing in a blistering 1:23:37 and not looking even slightly out of breath, Izzy was approached by… pic.twitter.com/B0J0nBSL8A
— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) September 28, 2023
After 2 days of some great golf at Monifieth GC the SFRS team have beaten England for the first time in 13 years. It was a closely fought contest, but Scotland won by 16-14. 🏴🏴£400was also raised for the Firefighters Charity @firefighters999 @fire_scot @firesportuk pic.twitter.com/Fu3YbTz5hz
— Paul Storrie (@P_Storrie) September 29, 2023
This Fire Door Safety Week, we support our fire fighters by donating to The Fire Fighters Charity @firefighters999. Thank you for the good work you do to support our everyday heroes. #FDSW23 #firedoorsafetyweek pic.twitter.com/dlHTKMDU8J
— Allegion (UK) (@AllegionUK) September 29, 2023
— The Fire Fighters Charity (@firefighters999) September 29, 2023