Worthing Fire Station hosted a presentation evening this week, awarding the money raised at this summer’s open day to some very well-deserving charities.
This is the third successful year in which Worthing firefighters have joined forces with Broadwater Carnival Society to raise vital funds for local community-based charities.
Cheques were presented by The Mayor of the Borough of Worthing, Cllr Alex Harman, during an evening which was also attended by Worthing Fire Station Open Day co-ordinator, Darren Wickings, and Chairman of Broadwater Carnival Society, Ann Barlow.
The five charities are:
• Worthing District Community First Responders
• Buddys (café and drop-in centre run by Mencap)
• West Durrington Phoenix Club
• WADARS (Worthing & District Animal Rescue Service)
• The Fire Fighters Charity
Darren, who is a Watch Manager at Worthing Fire Station, said: “This summer’s open day was an exceptional event, and we raised a fantastic £9,000 throughout the day. We are absolutely delighted to be able to split this money between our five nominated charities.
“The presentation evening is always a great occasion; when we give out the cheques it makes all the hard work worth it! We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who continues to show us so much support for our open days. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event.”
Next year’s Worthing Fire Station Open Day, in association with Broadwater Carnival Society, will be held on Saturday 21 July 2018.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council's Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.
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