Fire stations and communities raise more than £100,000 for charity


Fire service personnel and their local communities have come together to raise more than £100,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity in its January recycling campaign.


More than 480 tonnes of unwanted clothes were dropped off at the charity’s clothing banks outside 997 fire stations and on community sites, as part of its annual Bag it and Bank it Championship – with a total of £101,524 raised.

Not only did this incredible effort help to re-divert unwanted clothing away from landfill, but all the funds raised will go directly towards helping the Charity support thousands of fire service personnel every year – so they can be at their best, both physically and mentally.

Cwmbran Fire Station in South Wales collected 4,460kg (4.4 tonnes) of clothing throughout January – the most of any station across the UK. Close behind was Chatteris Fire Station in Cambridgeshire, which collected 4,105kg (4 tonnes).

You can see the top 20 stations by visiting

Kevin Biles, The Fire Fighters Charity’s Sales Manager, said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received this year for our Bag it and Bank it campaign, from both our fire services community and members of the public. This total is a result of all your hard work and the funds raised will make such a difference.

“I’d also like to say a massive thank you to all our recycling partners who work so hard to make this campaign a success every year. We couldn’t achieve these results without you.”

To find out more about recycling your clothing in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, visit

With The Fire Fighters Charity relying almost entirely on donations to fund its vital work, none of the support it offers individuals in the fire services community would be possible without the generosity of its supporters. You can support them today by donating at

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