Open day raises record amount for charity

Mon 22 Jul, 2013

Councillor Brian White, Mayor of Milton Keynes, is pictured meeting members of Broughton's retained crew after one of the displays at Sunday's open day.

Yesterday's (Sunday 21 July) open day at Broughton Fire Station in Milton Keynes brought in a record £3,234.20, resulting in an estimated profit of £2,700.

The open day, which ran from 1pm to 4pm, was raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides assistance to serving and retired fire and rescue service staff, their families and dependants.

Firefighter Richard Allman, who acted as compere for the day and was one of the organisers, said: "This is a fantastic amount considering the current economic climate.

"Many thanks to everyone who turned up and helped make it such a success. Here’s to next year!"

Attractions included fire safety and rescue demonstrations, a variety of stalls and a display by Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service's fire investigation dog handler Kerry McShane.

Guests included the Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes, Councillor Brian White and his wife Leena.

Forthcoming open days

The Safety Centre (Hazard Alley), in Carters Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, will be holding its open day on Sunday 28 July from 10am to 4pm.

Bletchley Fire Station, in Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, will be holding its open day on Saturday 7 September from 11am to 3pm.