Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Family fun in Hailsham

Hailsham firefighters will be taking their annual open day to Morris Thornton Playing fields as part of the town’s Family Fun Day.

Families are being invited to pop along and join in the exciting array of activities in store next Wednesday (27th August) between 10am and 2pm.

There will be lots to do for youngsters from badge-making to seeing the Service's cuddly mascot and for adults experiencing a seatbelt crash simulator.

Firefighter Jason Hull said: “It is our one-yearly opportunity to engage with the community in a fun way but at the same time getting our fire and road safety messages across.”

Hailsham firefighters take pride in actively supporting the local community and recently gave budding young Hailsham gardeners the opportunity to see their winning designs take root and revamp the front of the town’s fire station gardens.

The idea behind the project was for schoolchildren in year five to take part in a colouring competition, with the winners from each school seeing firsthand their winning design come to fruition. The designs were brought to life as children planted flowers in the fire station’s front garden, with RAF cadets doing the ground preparation work.

The competition was launched as part of the Community Fire Safety Schools Project in Hailsham, which involved four local primary schools, the local horticultural society (charity) and the RAF cadets.

Firefighter Jason Hull addded: “The reason why we did this was to enable us to meet with a number of different groups within the community and make full use of our unused gardens.

“The town’s Family Fun Day also gives us another chance to meet local residents in a relaxed environment.”

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