Cirencester Fire Station will host family-fun open day this Sunday
CIRENCESTER Fire Station will be the hottest place in town this Sunday, September 22 with the crew offering an afternoon of displays, activities and competitions, including the chance to be a firefighter for a day.
The station is holding an open day from 12-3pm to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity, a charity which supports firefighters and their families affected emotionally or physically by the firefighter line of work.
The open day will feature various displays and activities suitable for the whole family. Meet real firefighters, view an impressive fire truck display and experience a smoke house scenario with synthetic smoke. There will also be a police dog display, a crashed car and a road safety demonstration plus a life-size Doctor Who dalek painted in firefighter colours, complete with blue flashing lights.
There will also be face painting, an ice cream van, a cake and tea area and a barbecue, depending on the weather.
A prize-winning raffle has been organised by firefighter Des Moore, with prizes such as an aeroplane flying lesson and a meal for two at a Cirencester restaurant. All proceeds will be going towards Des' fundraising event in March 2014 where he will trek to Everest Base Camp. He has already raised a staggering £2,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity, the cause he has also chosen to support and hopes to raise even more this Sunday.
"The Fire Fighter Charity is for past, present and retired firefighters and also any bereaved families who have lost their partners in this line of duty," explained Des. "It's actually the charity's 70th anniversary this year as well. It's a similar charity to the Royal British Legion but helps firefighters and their families with physio, councillors, respite care and more."
The raffle prizes include an aeroplane flying lesson at Staverton Airport, a free glider flight at Aston Down, a meal for two with wine at The Fleece Hotel, two wake-boarding lessons at WMSki, two microkegs from Graze, a £25 voucher from Dobbies Garden World and the opportunity to be a firefighter for the day.
The free open day runs from 12-3pm on Sunday, September 22 at Cirencester Fire Station on School Lane. Tickets for the raffle can be bought from Cirencester Social Club and Winstones News on Watermoor Road in Cirencester for £1 each or a strip of five for £4.
To donate to the Fire Fighters charity and to support Des with his upcoming Everest trek visit justgiving.com/Desmond-Moore
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