Egremont Fire Station take No.1 spot in UK

Collecting with the community: Egremont Fire Station make it to number one spot in Britain after collecting 7.7 tonnes of clothes for recycling.

Collecting with the community: Egremont Fire Station make it to number one spot in Britain after collecting 7.7 tonnes of clothes for recycling.

EGREMONT Fire Station – with the help of the local community – have once again made it to the number one spot in Britain.

During January they collected 7.7 tonnes of clothes for recycling, raising valuable money for the Fire Fighters Charity at the same time.

David McDowell from the fire station said: “I would like to thank all the people who donated textiles to help us achieve such a fantastic figure, also thank you to everyone who helped us collect and to Egremont 2Day and the Whitehaven News for their support.”

The fire station wins a hamper which will be donated to local community in the coming weeks.

Egremont had seen off competition from 603 fire stations across the UK to win the title.

Runners up were Oundle Fire Station in Northamptonshire, collecting a magnificent 1.9 tonnes of clothing and third place went to Driffield Fire Station in Humberside, who raised an impressive 1.4 tonnes.

The Fire Fighters Charity raised more than £39,000 with the campaign.

David added: “This is a fantastic achievement – thank you to everyone who took part.”