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Firefighters raise nearly £5,000 for charity this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 12:57 22 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:57 22 December 2017

Firefighters from Thorney raised over £900 through Christmas events for The Fire Fighters Charity. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters from Thorney raised over £900 through Christmas events for The Fire Fighters Charity. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters in the festive spirit have raised nearly £5,000 for charity.

Throughout December, crews at Yaxley, Linton and Thorney in Cambridgeshire have organised sleigh rides and Christmas visits to raise £4,899.

The money will be going towards The Fire Fighters Charity, which supports the everyday heroes of the UK fire community.

On Sunday, December 17, firefighters from Thorney held their annual event for children and families in the local community. They raised over £900 on the day as and they took Santa around the village.

As well as doing a collection on their rounds they also spread the word about on-call recruitment, encouraging others to consider joining the on-call service at Thorney.

Station commander Gavin Hammond commented: “Thanks to all those that gave their time and support to make the event an enjoyable success once again.”

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