The popularity of this year’s Open Day at the Isle of Man Airport Fire Station has benefitted four charities to the tune of £1,535 each.
Hundreds of people visited the station in May to enjoy a day of family fun, including rides in a fire appliance, bouncy castles, water games, stalls, refreshments and a raffle. Demonstrations and displays were also staged to provide an insight into the work of the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service.
Money raised by the firefighters was boosted by a generous donation from Lloyds Bank International to produce a grand total of £6,143.
The funds were split between the Firefighters Charity, which provides support to serving and retired firefighters and their families, and three Isle of Man-registered charities –
- Wish Upon A Dream grants wishes for sick and terminally ill children living in the Isle of Man
- Bridge the Gap is working to improve facilities and support for teenagers and young adults with long-term health needs
- Manx MSA Trust is a central hub in the Isle of Man for anyone affected by Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).
Firefighter Nick Dale said: ‘We would like to thank Lloyds Bank International for their support and all the staff, families, volunteers and businesses who helped to make this year’s Open Day such a big success. The event has become an established part of the local community calendar and provides welcome assistance to charities that work hard to improve the lives of people in the Isle of Man.’
For further information about the charities supported by the Airport Fire Station Open Day visit –
Thanks to all the local businesses and individuals who supported the event and provided raffle prizes, including –
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Manx Flight Training, Mal’s Butchers, Cherry Orchard, Trend Gift Shop, Whistle Stop Café, Station Garage, Karyn at No. 52 Salon, Natalie Davies Nails & Beauty, Sweets N Treats, John Henley of the New Dawn, Station Port Erin, Canada Life International, Greens team rooms, Kevin Moore (golf vouchers).