St Neots open day raises bumper sum for charity

Firefighters in St Neots raised a bumper sum for charity with an open day on Saturday (September 24).

Around two thousand people attended the station’s first open day for several years – raising an impressive £2,500.

Money raised will be shared between The Fire Fighters Charity, The East Anglian Air Ambulance Service, Magpas Air Ambulance and Smokey Paws- a charity that provides pet-friendly oxygen masks.

Events included dunk-a-firefighter, a BBQ, bouncy castle as well as the chance to win an Xbox One and a 42 inch TV in a raffle.

Watch Commander Rob Robinson said: "This was our first open day for a number of years and we are so pleased to have seen such a fantastic turn out. It was busy throughout the day and we believe a couple of thousand people attended.

"Most of the crew had been out at an incident in the early hours of the morning but after an intake of coffee and sausage sandwiches we were all ready to go.

"The support has been so generous and as a result we raised £2,500 for three great causes. This is very much appreciated.

"We would like to thank St Neots Round Table and the East of England Ambulance Service for their support throughout the day, without which we couldn't have made the day so good."