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Firefighters support Melissa at charity car wash
Firefighters and the family of a 12-year-old girl battling a rare genetic condition raised over £600 for two vital charities at a community car wash.
Crews at Eccleston Community Fire Station held a car wash at the station in a joint fundraiser for The Fire Fighters Charity and Melissa Adams, from Eccleston, who was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome in 2006.
The event saw scores of cars turn out to be washed and raised a grand total of £622.78.
Proceeds were donated to ‘Melissa’s Smile Fund’, set up by Melissa’s mum Kat and brother Jacob to provide Melissa with essential equipment she needs as she grows up, and The Fire Fighter’s Charity.
Melissa’s condition means she is unable to speak, has poor mobility skills, suffers epilepsy and requires 24-hour care.
A portion of the money raised will help her family create a sensory room, which they hope to provide for Melissa as a place of calm when she has seizures or when her lack of communication
skills overwhelm her.
Firefighter Kirsty gets her glow on for charity
Kirsty and the girls enjoy the Glowathon
Firefighter Kirsty Hornby raised almost £1,000 for a road safety charity with a colourful rave-style fitness event.
Kirsty Hornby, who is based at Huyton Community Fire Station, joined forces with Ellen Murray, director of Heatone Fitness in St Helens, to run a ‘Glowathon’ in aid of Brake.
Glow Fit is a dance fitness programme combining Zumba-style moves, glow sticks, bright lights and 90s dance anthems.
Fitness fan Kirsty hosted the event to raise money for victims of road traffic collisions, and the families and friends of those killed or injured.
It took place at The Venue in St Helens and scores of women turned out to support her, along with Firefighters from her own Watch, raising a total of £955.
A qualified personal trainer, Kirsty is also a voluntary ‘Friend of Brake’ and runs sessions to help educate people about road safety.
flour power raises hundreds for macmillan
MFRS bakers created a selection of sugary showstoppers to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at a coffee morning event held at SHQ.
Staff were invited to bake cakes for the event, with all proceeds going towards the charity.
Judges AM Dave Mottram, AM Nick Searle and Colin Schofield were treated to plenty of taste bud-tingling entries with Best In Show being awarded to WM Baller- Wilson for her stunning ‘FireProud’ cake.
Ruth won a copy of The Great British Bake Off book and a ‘Best Baker’ badge.
A ‘Spot The Cake’ competition helped boost the total amount raised at the event to a terrific £368.15.
Crews and volunteers enjoyed meeting Melissa at the charity car wash
Firefighter Kirsty Hornby and Ellen Murray with Firefighters at the event
WM Ruth Baller-Wilson, Colin Schofield, AM Nick Searle and AM Dave Mottram at the coffee morning
Ruth’s winning ‘FireProud’ cake and a sensational selection of cakes were baked for the event
Firefighters rescued a kitten after it got trapped under plasterboard at a Liverpool home. The kitten was unharmed.

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