Monday, 5 August 2013

Bucket Shaking Raises Nearly £2,000 For Charity

Firefighters have raised nearly £2,000 for charity following a Cambridge street collection.

Groups of firefighters spent Saturday (August 3) collecting pennies for The Fire Fighters Charity in the city while also giving free fire safety advice to residents.

Firefighters who were set up near to The Grafton Centre, in Burleigh Street, volunteered their free time on Saturday to organise the collection, and were supported by Cambridge's operational duty crew who were positioned in the Market Square.

Firefighter Matt House, from Cambridge Blue Watch, organised the event and said it was thanks to the support of the public they raised £1,919.64.

He said: "The day was very successful thanks to the help and support of the watch and the volunteers who came down to help. We had a great day, with members of the public showing support for their firefighters and fire service, and stopping to talk and donate to The Fire Fighters Charity.

"Thanks to the support of the public we raised £1,919.64, which will go towards enhancing the quality of life for serving and retired fire fighters, fire personnel and their families in their times of need."