Release date: 4 October 2019
Firefighters from Worthing Fire Station and the Broadwater Carnival Society have donated more than £10,000 to nine local good causes following another successful Big Day Out.
The Air Ambulance, Worthing Counselling Centre, The Fire Fighters Charity and Turning Tides are among those to have benefitted from this year’s Broadwater Carnival and Worthing Fire Station Open Day.
In the fifth year of this joint community event held on Saturday 20 July, more than £10,000 was raised by the generosity of residents and the sponsors of the event.
On Wednesday night representatives from the nine charities selected by the carnival society and the fire service visited Worthing Fire Station for the annual cheque presentation evening.
Darren Wickings, a Watch Manager at Worthing Fire Station and one of the event’s co-ordinators, said: “The presentation evening is always a great occasion; when we give out the cheques it makes all the hard work worth it!
“This summer’s open day was an exceptional event and an important opportunity for us to share fire safety messages with everyone within our community.
“We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.”
Nine charities received cheques supporting various projects and services that will make a significant positive impact on the lives of people living within our local community.
The nine charities are:
The Fire Fighters Charity.
Worthing Counselling Centre.
Care for Veterans.
Coastal West Sussex Mind.
SOS Support Our Soldiers.
Worthing Hospital stillborn baby unit.
Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance.
Ann Barlow, Chairman of Broadwater Carnival Society, said “We’re always amazed at how much money is raised and we are pleased to be supporting so many worthwhile charities. Thank you to everyone who supports us and to the committee who work hard and are dedicated throughout the year in planning this brilliant day.”
If you would like to nominate a charity for next year’s event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The joint event will return next year on Saturday 18 July with the theme of Fairy tales.