Young artists fill Desborough fire station with colour

08 February 2018
a child's artwork of a firefighter tackling a blaze, made using different materials

More than 150 pictures have been submitted by children following a plea for artwork to brighten up Desborough Fire Station.

The on-call crew at Desborough wanted to involve the local community more in their work, and were inundated with colourful pictures after appealing for help decorating their notice boards.

The submitted artwork is set to go on show as part of a station open day taking place during half term, on Wednesday 14 February.

More than 150 collages, paintings and drawings have been sent to the fire station

An amazing response

Watch manager Garry Hodgkins said: “We made our artwork plea to involve the local community in the station’s activities, and the response has been amazing.

“There are pictures of all shapes and sizes, from pictures of firefighters and fire engines to rescue situations and much more. They have come from individuals, local schools and activity groups and the effort the children have put in is fantastic.

“We didn’t expect the response to be so good, and part of the reason for our open day is to showcase them all, and give the children that took the time to draw and paint for us some recognition.”

Taking place from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday 14 February, the free open day will see the station’s appliance bay decorated with the children’s art.

Youngsters will also be able to look around the fire engine, and advice on fire safety will be on offer alongside fundraising for The Firefighters’ Charity. Visitors can also learn more about the on-going on-call firefighter recruitment campaign.

Find out more about on-call firefighter recruitment here

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