The Fire Fighters Charity

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The Fire Fighters Charity has supported the fire and rescue service community for 77 years. Help us make sure they’re here for the next 77.

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Fundraising in Cornwall

In the past year, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have helped to raise £64,132.46 for The Fire Fighters Charity. 

All of our upcoming events will be:

We welcome anyone that would like to fundraise in Cornwall for The Fire Fighters Charity and join / link your fundraiser to our JustGiving Team page. If you would like any help with linking your fundraiser to our page, please email us at infohub@fire.cornwall.gov.uk.

About the charity

Every year, thousands of firefighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every day in the UK, firefighters are called to incidents, putting their lives on the line. Often sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties. 

The Fire Fighters Charity is here for all fire service personnel during their times of need. The charity helps thousands of individuals every year by providing:

  • Pioneering treatment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Counselling and more
It costs millions of pounds every year to keep the charity running.  With no financial help from the Government, the charity relies on donations from the general public and fire community

How you can help

Donate your old clothes

Every year, The Fire Fighters Charity raises over £600,000 from this recycling scheme. With the help of your donations we can continue to increase this figure.

If you're having a spring clean in your wardrobe, see if we have a community fire station near you in Cornwall and donate them to us!

What you can donate in the clothes bank :

  • Adult and children’s clothing
  • Socks
  • Coats
  • Underwear
  • Paired shoes
  • Handbags
  • Linen

Please NO bric-a-brac, plastic, toys or electrical items please.

Find out more about the clothes bank recycling scheme

See below for the amount each one raised for the charity last year (April 2019- March 2020):

Location of clothes bank Amount raised Weight of clothing 
Callington  £286 1,289kg
Falmouth £184 838kg
Fowey £127 576kg
Liskeard £1,480 6,729kg
Looe £401 1,822kg
Lostwithiel £468 2,129kg
Mullion £230 1,046kg
Penzance £402 1,829kg
Perranporth £291 1,321kg
Polruan £302 1,375kg
Saltash £327 1,487kg
St. Austell £285 1,297kg
St. Columb £388 1,764kg
St.Ives £958 4,353kg
Tolvaddon £344 1,562kg
Torpoint £1,494 6,790kg
Wadebridge £1,485 6,749kg
Total £9,451.95 42,963.46kg

 

Attend a station car wash

The National Car Wash is the Charity's largest national fundraising event of the year. It involves fire stations throughout the UK washing the nation’s cars, in exchange for a donation.

The event also gives firefighters the opportunity to meet their community and share safety campaigns.

All car wash events will be added to the events web page and shared across our social media accounts.

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