We launched a winter appeal at the end of last year, following unprecedented pressures on our fire and rescue services throughout the pandemic – and your support has made such a huge difference.
Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised £27,375 from 580 gifts throughout the appeal, so a HUGE thank you to all of you!
None of our emergency service personnel should have to take their work home with them, but the mental health burden on many members of our dedicated and hard-working community means that many have been doing just that.
With one in five members of the fire service rating their mental health as poor or very poor, and 65% stating that it has got worse since the start of the pandemic*, it is little surprise that we have been receiving more requests for support from people with increasingly complex mental health needs.
Now, your donations have helped ensure we can continue to be there for more of our fire services community when they need us most, offering health and wellbeing support throughout their lives.
Put simply, you’ve helped ensure we never leave anyone in need alone.
We are now working to further develop our teams, diversify our services, invest in new programmes and resources and reach every corner of the fire services community. We want to make sure that we can meet the needs of every individual who asks for our help, as well as building resilience across our community to equip them with the tools they need to deal with whatever life throws at them.
*Mind: Blue Light Post Coronavirus Research 2021 – Fire Service Report
Continue supporting us into the future by donating today, or setting up a regular donation.
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