Wednesday, 9 April 2014

More than 900 people flock to Uckfield Fire Station for fun day

More than 900 visitors flock to Uckfield Fire Station for this year’s Wealden Fun & Safety Day (Tuesday 8th April 2014).

Children, parents and carers were entertained by numerous activities which are linked to child welfare through active play, healthy eating and safety. A children’s entertainer provided a puppet show and music while others had their faces painted. Craft activities were available alongside games and balloon modelling.

The town’s firefighters carried out three demonstrations during the event while Fireman Sam & Welephant rescued a ‘damsel in distress’ from a lounge fire. 

The Heavy Animal Rescue Unit from Crowborough made a guest appearance to display their equipment and skills while Sussex Police showed visitors around their vehicle and offered safety advice.

Staff, parents and helpers from Stepping Stones Pre-school in Maresfield ran a magnificent cake stall and ‘guess the sheep’s name’ competition raising a superb £570 to kick start their work on building a sensory garden. A further £300 was raised for the Firefighters Charity from sales from the charity’s shop, donations and the firefighters ‘human fruit machine’.

This was a hugely successful event and all at Uckfield Fire Station wish to thank those who supported it.

Special thanks go to the project partners and supporters including Sussex Police, Freedom Leisure, Active Play and especially to Wealden Children Centres for their incredible organisational skills plus Radiation Arts and to Waitrose - who supplied fresh fruit to promote healthy eating.

Crews demonstrate their skills at rescuing a casualty trapped in a car. You can find more photos on our Facebook page

For more information on other events - here are some dates for your diaries.

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