Last month the Spirit of Fire Judging Panel met to pour over the huge number of nominations received across the ten awards categories for this summer’s Spirit of Fire ceremony in central London.

The panel read through every nomination that was received and, after a full day of discussion and debate, agreed upon a shortlist and winner for each of the categories. Since then, the Spirit of Fire organising team at the Charity’s Head Office in Basingstoke has been contacting all those nominees who have been shortlisted to pass on the good news and invite them to the event on Thursday 21 June at One Great George Street in Westminster.

“It’s a real privilege to be able to speak to our shortlisted nominees and to pass on this good, and thoroughly deserved, news.”

Tim Beynon, Head of Marketing & Engagement

Tim Beynon, Head of Marketing and Engagement, said of the exercise: “This is one of the best parts of the job. It’s a real privilege to be able to speak to our shortlisted nominees and to pass on this good, and thoroughly deserved, news. Everyone we have spoken to has been taken aback at their nomination, which just shows how selfless and unassuming they all are. These are individuals and teams who have gone the extra mile, demonstrating extraordinary dedication in their support of the Charity and raising thousands of pounds for others. We’re all looking forward to celebrating with them at One Great George Street in June.”

Spirit of Fire 2018 will take place during the day on 21 June, with an invitation-only awards ceremony being held in the late morning at One Great George Street before a reception scheduled to be hosted by Home Secretary, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP at No.10 Downing Street in the afternoon. The event is restricted to nominees and their guests, but the ceremony will be streamed in its entirety on Facebook, YouTube and on our website.

Funded through the support of our sponsors, the Spirit of Fire organising team still has opportunities available for corporate partners and businesses to sponsor individual awards and to attend the ceremony. Anyone wishing to enquire further as to these opportunities can do so by emailing spirit@firefighterscharity.org.uk

 

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