Chatteris fire crew collects second prize for their efforts in a recycling competition

Watch Commander Mark Edgley being presented with hamper by Firefighters Charity Sales Manager Kevin

Watch Commander Mark Edgley being presented with hamper by Firefighters Charity Sales Manager Kevin Bileswith Chatteris firefighters.Picture: Rob Morris. - Credit: Archant

Fire fighters from Chatteris have collected an award for their efforts in a national recycling competition.

Watch Commander Mark Edgley being presented with hamper by Firefighters Charity Sales Manager Kevin

Watch Commander Mark Edgley being presented with hamper by Firefighters Charity Sales Manager Kevin Bileswith Chatteris firefighters.Picture: Rob Morris. - Credit: Archant

More than 20 stations in the county competed to collect as much unwanted clothing as possible in January to raise funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Martin Ockenden, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service’s representative for the charity, said: “This is a great scheme because it is of no cost to the charity and every penny raised from generous donations by the public goes towards the valuable work the charity does, including to support three rehabilitation centres.”

For every tonne gathered at the recycling banks the Fire Fighters Charity receives £220, and since being launched, the scheme has raised £1 million nationwide.

The on-call firefighter crew at Chatteris were presented with second place prize by The Fire Fighters Charity for their effort in collecting nearly 1 tonne of clothing.


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