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Lending our support to help end domestic abuse
MFRS lent its support to the ‘Be A Lover Not A Fighter’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness around the issue of domestic abuse and gain public support to help end it.
Running across Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire the campaign, which has been developed by partners in public health, domestic abuse and the police, has a special focus on the impact domestic abuse has on children.
MFRS has branded four fire engines with highly-visible campaign posters, which will be seen around Wirral and Knowsley over the next 12 months.
Mark Thomas, Station Manager at Birkenhead, Heswall and
Community Fire Stations, said: “As an active and engaged partner, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was pleased to lend its support to this campaign by using our fire engines to host this important public health message.
“Each and every day our fire engines are visible in communities, whether it be attending incidents, undertaking site visits, completing home fire safety checks or engaging young people in schools, so we hope our support will be effective.
“Everyone is asked to pledge their support to the campaign and encourage any friends or family members affected to talk about the issue.”
For more information visit www.lovernotfighter.org.uk Having a ball for tHe fire figHters CHarity
The beginning of Spring was celebrated in style with the “The committee is so grateful for the support and
Fire Fighters Charity Spring Ball. generosity of everyone who attended. It means we will
Held at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool, over 100 guests put
on their best evening attire to dine and dance the night
away. “The event has raised £891 to date which means the
A black tie dress code ensured that everyone looked
spectacular and there were plenty of activities to keep all
guests entertained including a raffle, games, disco and
live entertainment. Pictures of the evening are available on the Portal at
Contingency Planning Officer Mary Mercer who helped organised the ball, said: “It was an amazing, fun, social and rewarding evening.
be able to do it all again next year, when we hope even more people will join us.
Fire Fighters Charity will be able to help many more colleagues who need support, advice and assistance in time of need.”
FFCC@merseyfire.gov.uk and copies can be ordered from Mary.
For more information on the Fire Fighters Charity visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk
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