Egremont firefighters smash record result for fourth year

By Rachael Grealish

EGREMONT firefighters have been crowned champions of a UK-wide charity recycling competition – for the fourth year.

We did it: Egremont Fire Station collected a record-breaking 11,334kg and beat off the competition of 755 other UK fire stations

The firefighters collected, more than, a massive 11,000 kg of clothing, donated by people in the Egremont area, raising £2,493.48 for the Firefighters Charity Textile competition.

Crew manager, David McDowell, said: “We’ve had great support shown from all people that donated and all the schools that supported-  Egremont, Thornhill, Moor Row, Cleator Moor, Whitehaven, Seascale & Gosforth.

“All that donated should feel proud putting Cumbria on top – again.”

Egremont Fire Station has won the competition, consecutively, for the last three years, and their fourth win of 11,334kg smashed their last three records.

755 fire stations across the UK took part in the competition.

Second place was Oundle Fire Station, in Northamptonshire, collecting 2,120 kg raising £466.40

Third place Chatteris Fire Station, in Cambridgeshire, collecting 1,740kg, raising £382.80.

The Fire Fighters Charity is the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families.

In 2018 it celebrates the charity’s 75th anniversary.

The total amount collected, from all over the UK, was a massive 269 tonnes which raised £56,728 for the charity.