This year we
are pleased, once again, be supporting The Fire Fighters Charity January Bag it
and Bank It Recycling campaign.
stations across the Service area currently house a textile bank in order to
support this campaign and every January, they are set the challenge to see how
much clothing and textiles they and their local community can recycle during
the first month of the year!
Over the past 8
years Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have raised an astounding
£86,322.22 from the textile banks alone.
The Service actively supports the Charity through many different
fundraising events and are proud to be associated with a Charity that does so
much to assist those who need support.
Fire Officer, Rob Quin said;
Firefighters Charity does fantastic work to help injured firefighters and their
families. It is incredibly important, therefore, that Fire Services across the
UK continue to work hard to raise the money needed to enable this work to
continue. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of those who often
suffer serious injuries trying to help people in need, so the very least we can
do as a Fire and Rescue Service is to help make sure they can access the care
and treatment they need to put their lives back on track.
“Mid and West
Wales Fire and Rescue Service have a long and successful history of fundraising
for the charity and these latest figures, raised from the collection of clothes
and textiles, is another fantastic example of how this Fire Service is
contributing. Of course, this is only one example of the ways we go about
raising money to support the Firefighters Charity. Each year, our staff stage
many fundraising events across the whole of the Mid and west Wales, such as car
washes, sporting events, seasonal collections and physical challenges. Last
Christmas, we even recorded a Christmas song supported by personnel from other
Fire and Rescue Services from across the UK.
“A large amount
of the money we raise for the Firefighters Charity comes from personal
donations by members of the public and businesses, who feel they want to thank
us for the help we have given them when they need it most. I would like to take this opportunity to say
thank you for the very many generous contributions the people living in mid and
west Wales have made and continue to make to supporting their Firefighters in
You can find
Fire Fighters Charity textile banks at many of our fire stations. They're
bright yellow with the Charity's logo on them so you can't miss them.
nearest textile bank HERE,
join in on Social Media and remember to use the hashtag #BagItBankIt
To find out
more about The Firefighters Charity please visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk