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Local firefighters hope to raise £75,000 throughout month

Fire Fighters Charity Donation Bin

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 7:00am 13th January 2018. (Updated at 8:30am 14th January 2018)

Surrey and Hampshire firesStations are taking part in a donation drive to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

The charity is hoping to raise £75,000 to celebrate its 75th anniversary throughout January. 

The textile drive is running from Monday the 8th until Wednesday the 17th of January.

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Some of the local stations which are accepting donations are:

Ascot

Basingstoke

Bordon

Crawley

Crowthorne

Farnborough

Fleet

Frimley

Godstone

Horley

Horsham

Liphook

Reigate

Windsor

Wokingham.

Last year, Egremont Fire Station in Cumbria managed to collect over 11,000kg of textile.

Egremont Crew Manager David McDowell said "It is an adrenaline buzz, a rush knowing that you have injected money into the Charity and you know that someone else who might need that assistance is going to get it."

He also encouraged everyone to spread the word via social media and by donating their old and unwanted clothing.

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