Community artwork open day raises £130 for charity

22 February 2018
The on-call firefighters from Desborough fire station at their recent open day, stood outside and in front of fire engine

​Firefighters from Desborough fire station have thanked their community after an open day held to show off children’s artwork raised more than £130 for charity.

The on-call crew organised the event after a plea for pictures to decorate the King Street station’s noticeboard resulted in scores of drawings, collages and paintings being sent in.

Held on Wednesday 14 February, the event also saw visitors of all ages explore emergency vehicles and learn more about home fire safety.

A collection bucket (in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity) next to an old fire station sign

A community response

Watch Manager Garry Hodgkins said: “The open day was great and we achieved what we wanted to – we raised over £130 for the Fire Fighters Charity and everyone who came had a great time.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to our visitors and all the children who sent in artwork, it was lovely to see it all on display.”

The station will be holding another open day later this year – details will be shared on the NFRS social media pages nearer the time.

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