A few short weeks before Christmas, we received a letter from Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service, asking if we would be able to support a forthcoming charitable event.
Station Manager Ian Nelson wrote to tell us about a drive-through Santa Experience that was to be held on 11th December at Preston Fire Station. Organised by the Fire Service, The Prince’s Trust and the Fire Cadets, the event would provide a memorable outing for children with additional needs who might typically find it difficult to attend more traditional Santa’s Grottos.
Designed with Covid safety-measures in mind, the event would allow children to attend from the comfort of their cars. However, with Christmas trees, decorations, gift-wrapped parcels and coloured lights, the organisers were pulling out all the stops to make it as festive, fun and memorable as possible.
We were delighted to help, and agreed to supply 200 tubs of doughnuts to be handed out to visitors on the day.
The donation went down very well and, shortly after the event, the organisers sent us a selection of photos.
The event also featured a collection for the Fire Fighters Charity. The organisation supports the mental, physical and social needs of all serving and retired fighters and their dependants. Anyone wishing to support the charity can make a donation via its website or via a dedicated JustGiving page. The charity also raises funds via its online shop.