It’s great to see the community rallying together at the moment and a Peterborough fire station has answered a plea for help and donated more than £1,000 to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
Staff at Dogsthorpe Fire Station raised the money through their sports and social club. After seeing a social media post from the Hospice highlighting the need for support, White Watch agreed with the rest of the station to arrange a donation.
Firefighter Matthew Johnson from White Watch presented the donation of £1,250 and said: “I saw the plea on social media that the hospice posted for donations during the pandemic. Through our work we come across many people in the community who have family or friends who have used Thorpe Hall. Even our staff have had relatives cared for by the hospice.
“The station’s sports and social club raises money throughout the year for good causes, such as The Fire Fighters Charity. We always keep an amount of money to one side in case anyone throughout the year comes forward in desperate need of help, particularly from a local charity.”
The main way staff at the station raise money is by hosting an annual open day in the summer.
Matthew added: “Our annual open day is always very well supported by the local community and raises thousands of pounds. We hope to host one again after the pandemic and the social distancing is relaxed. We don’t know when this will be, but hope to be able to soon so we can continue to support local causes.”
Events like the open day at Dogsthorpe are listed on their social media channels. Stay in touch, stay safe and stay connected with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: https://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/news-and-incidents/follow-us-on-social-media/.