Falmouth firefighters raise £7,000 for good causes
By Em_Williams | Monday, March 18, 2013, 16:07
Members of Falmouth Firefighters' Social and Welfare Club have presented cheques totalling £7,000 to a host of local good causes and charities. The funds were raised at the station's firework display held last November.
Among the beneficiaries this year were: The Fire Fighters Charity, Charley Trust Fund, Pirate Ship for a Princess, Falmouth Sea Cadets, Sea Scouts, Mylor Playing Field and Buddock Playing Fields, Riley Williams Trust, the Garden Pre School, Mawnan Pre School, Falmouth allotments and Marlborough School, Kea School, Buddock Toddler group, Shallal Dance, Carnon Carers, Falmouth Boxing Club, Falmouth Flower Show, Dementia UK, Carly Taylor Trust, BLUGS, Cornwall Air Ambulance and St Petrocs.
The firefighters have also set aside £550 for this year's visit to Cornwall by children affected from the Chernobyl disaster as the county's fire crews have long standing links with the charity Chernobyl Children's Life Line (CCLL).
Watch Manager Stuart Williams, from Falmouth, said: "It is great that we are able to do this and that the public continue to support the fireworks display. We have been hosting the event for many years now and whether it is a dry clear night or pouring with rain the public are always there, without whom we would not be in a position to help out local charities and good causes."
Sandra Tregidgo from Carnon Carers, said: "We are so grateful and humble to receive the money and feel privileged to be selected as one of the chosen organisations. I will put the donation to good use and all the carers will be going for a well deserved rest, thank you so much to all of Falmouth's firefighters."