Households right across the UK are experiencing incredibly tough times right now, as the cost of living continues to bite and puts added strain on all our finances.

We want to let you all know that we recognise these huge challenges and will continue offering support to those most in need in our fire services community – with everything from welfare support through to mental wellbeing resources and advice.

However, none of this would be possible without your regular donations.

With that in mind, we’re asking you to continue giving, or to start to give what you can, when you can, to ensure we can continue to be there for your colleagues, friends and family during the tough times.

Of course, some of you won’t be able to afford monthly donations at the moment and we recognise that, but we’re asking those of you who can, to please do so. Your continued generosity will allow us to directly support those who are finding things more challenging.

Indeed, if today’s rising living costs are causing you anxiety or forcing you to make tough decisions in regards to how you support your family, we may be able to help.

You can call our Support Line on 0800 3898820, Access Support through MyFFC by registering HERE and then clicking on the ‘Access Support’ tab at the top, look through our wellbeing content by clicking on the ‘library tab’ at the top or try our new online courses by clicking on the ‘Access Support’ tab and scrolling down. We are confident we will be able to help you, or signpost you in the right direction to ensure today’s tough decisions are more bearable.

Regular donations are our lifeblood and help people like Dean Nelson, who was forced to retire from his job as a firefighter after a devastating accident left him with major injuries. He says we have helped him achieve a better way of life by offering valuable advice when it came to adapting his home for wheelchair access, as well as financial support towards essential costs, such as heating and plumbing. You can read and watch his story here.

Your donations also help people like Helen, whose life completely changed in 2019 when her firefighter partner, Paul, was left needing 24-hour care following a horrific assault. She’s been able to access psychological support, as well as financial support and advice from our Welfare team, ever since. Read Helen’s story here.

Find out more and set up a regular donation now by clicking here:

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