Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Blazing Saddles Grand Open Day a huge hit

Eastbourne’s Community Fire Station’s Open Day was a huge hit with the public, raising an impressive amount of money for charity.

The day was buzzing with mums, dads and their kids who flocked to the local event on Saturday (5th May) to show their support for the Service. Hundreds turned up to enjoy family activities, a young firefighter’s experience, cakes and tombola.

The Blazing Saddles Team from Green Watch, along with other Service volunteers, organised the fun-packed day and raised an impressive £3,278.

This money will be split between the Fire Fighters Charity and CLIC Sargent, who look after children suffering with cancer and leukaemia.

The day now takes the running total raised so far for the Blazing Saddles fund raising effort to over £11,000.

The Open Day was officially opened by Kathy Gore DL, the High Sheriff of East Sussex. 

Crew Manager Bob Newton said:

“A big thank you to all who attended in their many hundreds and so generously made donations on the various stalls and displays.”

Later in the month, on 26th May, the ‘Blazing Saddles’ team will head off on a journey of 1,000 miles on four scooters, wearing their familiar bright yellow fire kit to continue the fundraising.

The aim is to visit all four countries of the British Isles in four days.

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