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ECFRS accolade after charity campaign

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has received a prestigious accolade after raising a whopping £122,441 for the Fire Fighters Charity.

The Service has been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Fire Fighters Charity for its fundraising over 2015/16 financial year, which will help improve the lives of 99 firefighters across the County.

ECFRS firefighters and fire personnel raised the funds through a number of events across the country and overseas, including fire station car washes, charity cycles, sponsored swims, difficult treks and gruelling runs.

The Fire Fighters Charity is the UK's leading provider of services that enhance the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire service employees and their families.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley said: “The Fire Fighters Charity provides a vital service for serving and retired firefighters here at ECFRS and across the country.

“The charity is close to the hearts of all our employees – from firefighters to fire personnel. Over the last year we have raised a substantial amount money and I am proud of the efforts of everyone involved.

“I would like to personally thank Station Officer Andre Turner, the Service’s charity co-ordinator, who has shown an enormous amount of commitment and dedication to the Fire Fighters Charity.”

The Fire Fighters Charity has provided tremendous support for ECFRS firefighters and fire personnel.

Judith Scarborough, Volunteering and Community Development Manager of the Fire Fighters Charity, said: "We are extremely grateful to everyone within Essex County Fire and Rescue Service who have supported the Fire Fighters Charity for many years.

"This funding is extremely welcome and will make a positive difference in supporting people in the fire and rescue community when they are in need.”

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