Charities presented with bonfire donationsPosted 02/01/2014 14:10:36
Local charities came together at Deeside Fire Station recently to receive a total of over £4000.00, raised during the annual bonfire and fireworks display on the 5th of November.
Charities who received the donations included the Babygrow Appeal, North Wales Crusaders, Community First Responders, North Wales Superkids, D.A.F.F.O.D.I.L.S., Deeside Dragons, Hannah Hughes (Macmillan Cancer Support), Eye 2 Eye, Manley Court Tennants' Association, Plymouth Street Friday Club, Shotton Community Association, Deeside Silver Band, Hospice Of The Good Shepherd, Clattrbridge Cancer Care, 1st Shotton Brownies, Ewloe Over 50s, Hawarden Atc, Queensferry Residents Association, Flintshire Arthritis Care, Quay Coronets, Flintshire Deaf Children's Society, Domestic Abuse, Melrose Centre, Radio Deeside, St John Ambulance
Cancer ResearchUk- Deeside Committee, Dangerpoint, Shotton Embroidery Group, Sealand Manor Community Association and The Fire Fighters Charity.
Simon Smith, Chief Fire Officer for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service was present to present the cheques to representatives of the various charities.
Nigel Sephton, Deeside firefighter and one of the organisers of the event, said:
"The turn out for this year's fireworks display was great and I would like to thank each and every person attending for making it possible for us to donate to these worthy charities.
"It was a pleasure to see the charities receiving their cheques from Simon Smith, our Chief Fire Officer. I would like to thank Deeside Silver Band for playing during the presentation, and all the representatives for coming along to receive the donations.
"We are proud to be working with the residents ofNorth Walesto keep them as safe as possible, and seeing the money going back into the community makes all the organisation and hard work worthwhile.
"North Wales Fire and Rescue Service offer free home fire safety checks for all residents in North Wales. To register, phone 0800 169 1234, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk."