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Airport Fire Service raises 1000 for charity

Friday, 28 September 2012

The Airport Fire Crew Summer Open Day raised a £1000 for charity this year, which was split between the Fire Brigade Charity, and the Manx Diabetic Group 'Pumps for Kids' Campaign, which provides insulin pumps.

Whilst one crew of fire fighters maintained the full fire category to keep the Airport open, the remainder of the fire section came in on their day off to provide a fun day for children and parents, including a bouncy castle, rides on a fire engine, fairground style games and hot fire demonstrations.

This is the second year that the Airport Fire and Rescue Service have run an open day during the summer and it is hoped that this will become an annual event. The profits made from the event are halved between the Fire Brigade Charity and a local charity, this year being the Manx Diabetic Group 'Pumps for Kids' campaign.

Lindsay Armstrong, Rescue and Fire Services Manager said:

'Everyone seemed to enjoy the day, including the fire fighters, and it is very satisfying to be able to help two such worthwhile charities. Our thanks got to everyone who supported the event.'

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