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The Fire Fighters Charity

Providing the services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families. Visit the website.

The Fire Fighters Charity was born as bombs rained down across the country during the dark days of WWII, when brave members of the Auxiliary and National Fire Service fought daily to save lives, businesses and homes.  Unfortunately, many paid the ultimate price, leaving behind widows and orphans with no means of support.

Since the charity's early days, it has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of the UK Fire and Rescue services.  Today, The Fire Fighters Charity is a modern, dynamic, award-winning charity which provides assistance to serving and retired personnel, their widow/ers and young dependants through the provision of sheltered accommodation, recuperative facilities, rehabilitation and therapy, in addition to financial support for those who need it.  The charity has three UK centres which provide these range of support services, in addition to an HQ facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

The charity now assists approximately 11,000 beneficiaries every single year, and has recently introduced new initiatives such as Child and Family Therapy programmes, which aim to enhance the quality of life for fire service personnel families who have a child with an illness or disability.  The charity's services cost upwards of £9m per annum to maintain, and these services are financed almost exclusively by the fundraising efforts of the charity.

For more information visit the Charity's website at:

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1

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