On 7th August, Horsham RRT helped out at the Summer Safety Event at Tilgear Park – the second fire safety event of year that Horsham RRT has been involved in. The event was run by Crawley Fire Station and Horsham’s RRT volunteers were on hand to serve service personnel and members of the public food and drink, providing over 950 meals.
With a smooth set up and great teamwork, the BBQ was up and running by 11am ready for the first of the meal to be served at 11:30am. Meals were provided in exchange for a donation, with proceeds going to The Fire Fighters Charity.
The event was well attended by families from the local community. The Mayor of Crawley was very pleased with the turnout and spoke highly about what the event did for raising awareness about local services. You can hear his thoughts about the day and Horsham RRT’s involvement in the interview below.
We also had a chance to spend a few minutes with Henry Smith, MP for Crawley. He spoke very highly about the work of the RRT and talked a little about his role in government and the importance of the emergency services and those who support them.
A big thank you to the 15 volunteers of Horsham RRT that made this event a success and kept everything running smoothly throughout the day. A total of just over £1,000 was collected which will be added to the £4,000, donated at a previous event, to help out The Fire Fighters Charity and the amazing work they do for the firefighters.
The Fire Fighters’ Charity
Being a member of the UK’s dedicated fire services community can involve significant mental, physical and social challenges. The Fire Fighters’ Charity is the UK’s leading provider of rehabilitation and support services for the fire and rescue community, including serving and retired firefighters, fire service personnel and their dependants.
It costs over £8 million every year to keep the charity running. They are only able to carry on their important work through donations and fundraising activities such as the Summer Safety Event.