Visitors to Crowborough Community Fire Station’s open day are being thanked for helping turn it into a big success.
Funds raised are being equally divided between the Firefighters Charity and the Crowborough Hospital Birthing Centre. To date, around £1800 has been raised, with more due to be collected. Barclays Bank have also volunteered to match funding up to £900.
The open day took place on Saturday 19 July 2014, with cake stalls, badge making, face painting as well as demonstrations about cooking safety and how firefighters rescue people from road traffic collisions.
To mark the event, Waitrose provided a cake and champagne to the oldest living person who was born at Crowborough Hospital – 86 year old Irene Crippen – and to the family of the one nearest born to midday on Saturday.
Sussex Police were also there with their CCTV unit and offering security advice, and Ashdown Forest Conservators were raising awareness of the dangers posed by wildlife such as deer on the roads.
We would also like to thank our other supporters including Eridge Farm Sausages and Wells Meat who donated the BBQ treats, Morrisons and Tescos and numerous other local businesses for their support and donation of raffle and tombolo prizes.