Could you help The Fire Fighters Charity?

The Fire Fighters Charity is asking people – both within the fire service family and beyond – to support it with its fundraising efforts where possible.

The Charity supports all existing and retired fire service colleagues, including firefighters, volunteers and support staff as well as their families – during their times of need. 

Reliant on donations often raised by fundraising activities, such as national car washes at our local fire stations and sporting events, the charity is now struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with the majority the planned fundraisers cancelled. 

How you can help 

There’s a number of ways we can support the charity, including regular or one-off payments to the charity or by taking part in fundraising activities – such as the Family Challenge which is currently running, encouraging people to fundraise in different ways as we continue to work through the pandemic together. 

Recycling banks 

Also, the charity has numerous textile recycling banks outside community fire stations – where you can take your unwanted clothes, shoes, linen, handbags, etc. 

Currently 17 of Greater Manchester’s stations (listed below) have the large, yellow collection banks outside – so why not bear them in mind when you are next having a clear out at home? 

❤️ Agecroft
💛 Altrincham
❤️ Bury
💛 Chadderton
❤️ Cheadle
💛 Heywood
❤️ Hindley
💛 Irlam
❤️ Leigh
💛 Littleborough
❤️ Manchester Central
💛 Oldham
❤️ Ramsbottom
💛 Rochdale
❤️ Stockport
💛 Stretford
❤️ Whitehill

Last year (April 2019 to February 2020) our local fire stations received more than 30,000kg in donations – raising more than £6,700 for the charity (including donations made to Manchester Airport Fire Station). 

Find out more about the recycling banks on The Fire Fighters Charity website (opens in new window).


19/06/2020 11:52 AM