Firefighters calendar helps raise £220K

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service calendar 2015.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service calendar 2015.
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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is in the top 10 brigades across the country who have raised the most money for charity.

The firefighters have been awarded a certificate of appreciation for raising £224,655 in the last financial year.

The brigade was ranked seventh out of the 54 fire services that cover England, Wales and Scotland for the most money raised.

News of the brigade’s achievement coincides with the release of the official West Yorkshire Firefighters charity calendar 2015, Red Hot Dates.

The calendar, now in its sixth year, has made a significant contribution to The Fire Fighters Charity.

Charity supporter and station commander Dom Furby said: “This fantastic amount has been achieved by the support of firefighters on stations but also the support of the local communities who have attended events and given generously.”

The money has been raised through a host of fundraisers including a summer gala, car washes and open days held at stations across the county.

During 2013, the charity helped 173 people linked to the county’s fire and rescue service including serving and retired firefighters.