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Fundraising drive sparked by fire crews

Group manager Craig Ducat and chief fire officer Alex Bennett, presenting the cheque.

Group manager Craig Ducat and chief fire officer Alex Bennett, presenting the cheque.

Firefighters in Northumberland raised thousands of pounds for charity with help from a high street retailer.

Staff at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), working in partnership with Marks & Spencer in Morpeth, have raised more than £9,000 for the national Fire Fighters’ Charity over the past year.

A total of £9,270 was raised through events including bag packs, charity evenings, a race night and football match, all supported by the retailer.

All the money will now go to the Fire Fighters’ Charity, the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families.

NFRS chief fire officer Alex Bennett said: “It’s great we’re able to donate such a large amount to this very worthwhile cause.

“The fire service plays a vital role in the community and it is heartening to see so many local people contributing to this charity.”

Margaret Barnes Smith from the Fire Fighters Charity added: “This is a fantastic amount raised by M&S Staff working with our volunteers and the rest of the team at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.”

 

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