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Service staff raise thousands of pounds for charity

February 12 2018

Determined Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service staff have raised thousands of pounds for charity during 2017.

We are extremely happy with the amount we have managed to raise for these amazing causes and hope to do even better this year.

Fire Safety Officer and fundraiser Kelvin Chell

Firefighters and support staff from Hanley Community Fire Station held several curry nights, raffles and race nights throughout last year as well as organising and holding the annual Stokie Christmas Market. They fund raising efforts have raised £5,000 for good causes including:

  • The Fire Fighters Charity
  • Home Start
  • North Staffs Carers Association
  • Royal British Legion
  • Staffordshire Fire & Rescue memorial garden
  • Audley Community News
  • Penkhull Brass Band
  • Teenager Cancer Trust.

The staff have also raised £5,000 towards goods for the leukaemia wards at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, including three large screen televisions and stands, a computer game console and an assortment of games, several fans and two digital radios. These items were presented to the wards on Friday February 9.

Fire Safety Officer and fundraiser Kelvin Chell said: “We are extremely happy with the amount we have managed to raise for these amazing causes and hope to do even better this year.

“The work that each of these organisations do is incredible and we are very proud to be supporting them. The donations to the cancer wards were particularly close to our hearts after a member of our staff received treatment there. We hope the donations will go some way to make the patient’s treatment that little bit easier.

“All the staff at Hanley Community Fire Station would like to thank all the people and businesses who supported them over the last year. We will continue to raise funds and donations throughout this year, with continued support of these organisations and the community.”