Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Wednesday, 28th September - the Firefighters' Charity

I'd never heard of this charity until a nice fireman asked me to donate all of my change while I went into the supermarket to get some bits and bobs.

The Fire Fighters Charity is the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families. We’re available for all members of the fire service community during their times of need, assisting thousands of individuals every year by providing pioneering treatment and support services.

Our free helpline is a central point of access for all the Charity’s services, including our Beneficiary Support Service. We offer a confidential and impartial helpline service, providing advice, guidance and support on a broad range of issues, as well as having a nationwide network of professional staff and trained volunteers, who are ready to help locally. We aim to provide practical assistance and solutions to make a real difference to the lives of members of the fire service community.

Our three centres in Devon, Cumbria and West Sussex offer rehabilitation programmes to eligible beneficiaries of the fire service community, as well as recuperation breaks that provide the chance to relax in peaceful and tranquil surroundings, which can aid emotional recovery following illness, injury, or other problems.

It costs £9m every year to meet the needs of the charity’s beneficiaries, and with no government funding, it is completely reliant upon donations from the general public and fire community.

To access the Charity's services, please call us on 0800 389 8820.

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