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Fire service “appreciated” for raising more than £70,000 for charity

A phenomenal £72,352 has been raised for The Fire Fighters Charity by the county’s fire service.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service donated the cash through its fundraising activities during the financial period 2018/19.

This week, the Service has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the charity, which provides services that enhance the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families. The charity receives no government funding and relies on the generosity and enthusiasm of its supporters.

Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller said: “The charity is all about helping everyday heroes to recover their lives and we know the money we have raised here in Bedfordshire will contribute massively toward that.

“I’m thrilled that we raised almost £10,000 more than last year and this year’s astounding total is a reflection of the dedication of our staff, volunteers and the community and everything they do for The Fire Fighters Charity.”

In a letter to BFRS, Dr Jill Tolfrey, Chief Executive at the charity, said: “I am delighted to be able to send you this thoroughly deserved Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of everyone at the Charity and our thousands of beneficiaries. This certificate recognises the support and contribution your staff and volunteers have made in fundraising for us during the financial year 2018/19.”