Marking the incredible achievements of our beneficiaries and supporters, we’ve taken Spirit of Fire online this year and joined forces with a host of well-known faces to announce the nominees and winners across 12 deserving categories.


Spirit of Fire 2020Featuring Charity highlight films – shot before the pandemic – and with some household names revealing our nominees and winners, you can watch the whole show online, as a YouTube Premiere event, from 7pm on Wednesday 4 November. 


With nominees, beneficiaries, supporters, employees, volunteers and members of the public all watching together, as live, from 7pm, we’d love as many of you as possible to get involved in the broadcast. You can join in the live chat on YouTube and share your reactions and congratulations on social media with the hashtag #WithYouInSpirit. 


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Our awards celebrate the incredible support shown to our Charity by individuals and teams from across the UK’s fire services community. Their superhuman efforts deserve recognition, so Spirit of Fire gives us all an opportunity to come together and celebrate the achievements of those who make it possible for us to provide mental, physical and social support to thousands each year.

“You can watch the whole show online, as a YouTube Premiere event, from 7pm on Wednesday 4 November.”

We are therefore delighted to share the shortlist of nominees for this year’s 12 Spirit of Fire Awards. Join us and a host of celebrity guests at 7pm on 4 November to find out who our winners are.

Control staff supporter of the year

Nikki Haxton-Jones, Kent FRS
Linda Coughlan, Scottish FRS
Paul Watts, Royal Berkshire FRS
Kat Frost, Shropshire FRS

Non-uniform supporter of the year

Emma Satchell, Merseyside FRS
Lynn Twite, Norfolk FRS
Helen Crick, Cheshire FRS
Robyn Hall, Cambridgeshire FRS

Retired supporter of the year

Michele Carter, Cambridgeshire FRS
Joe Harkins, Scottish FRS
Alan Gibson, Durham FRS
Violet Davidson, Scottish FRS

Young supporter of the year

Abbie Wishart, Durham
Michael Bottomley, Leeds
Thomas Goodall, West Yorkshire
Katie Keay, Scotland

Corporate supporter of the year

Danny Howarth and Shane Reeves, Co-op partnership
D Robinson & Co Ltd
Aspray Ltd
The Ivy Spinningfields, Manchester

Dependant supporter of the year

Louise Moody, Bedfordshire FRS
Julie Munro, London Fire Brigade
Shona Mellon, West Yorkshire FRS
Laura Moore, Cheshire FRS

Public supporter of the year

Carol Lord, Manchester
Mary Naugher-Kennedy, Northern Ireland
Jo-Anne Stovell, Hampshire
Emma Hughes, Manchester

Beneficiary of Courage

Alistair McNab, Scottish FRS
Paul Weller, West Sussex FRS
Bob Stovell, Derbyshire FRS

Team supporter of the year

A21Run4Grenfell Paddington Red Watch, London Fire Brigade
Team Noble, Scottish FRS
Merseyside FFC Committee, Merseyside FRS
Littleport Fire Station, Cambridgeshire FRS

Fire and Rescue Service, Supporter of the Year

London Fire Brigade
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighter supporter of the year

Sam Pick, Norfolk FRS
Robbie Sturrock, Scottish FRS
Chris Birdsell-Jones, Mid & West Wales FRS
David Millward, MBE, Scottish FRS

On the night we will also be sharing our Lifetime Achievement award, as well as some other special recognition awards. We hope you’ll join us for what is set to be a very special event for everyone involved in The Fire Fighters Charity.

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