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CHARITY: The Fire Fighters Charity

3 October 2014

Bucket collection at the Swindon game this Saturday

Leyton Orient are committed to supporting a number of worthy causes over the course of the season and following on from the very successful collection for the Somme Memorial Fund back in August, the second collection of the season will take place this Saturday with volunteers from The Fire Fighters Charity rattling their buckets in E10.

About The Fire Fighters Charity

Firefighting can be dangerous, stressful and traumatic. When fire fighters suffer injury they can be laid up for months, in pain and unable to work. Dealing with life or death situations every day often takes its toll emotionally too.
 
The Fire Fighters Charity is here for every one of the UK’s 65,000 serving fire fighters, retired fire fighters, fire service support staff – and their families. 
 
Our three rehabilitation centres help them get back on their feet after injury, trauma and problems in their lives, offering a range of support programmes including physical rehabilitation and recuperation to members of the fire and rescue community. To aid emotional recuperation we additionally offer one or two week breaks designed to help those who have suffered injury, illness, stress or bereavement as well as psychological support from our trained therapists. Serving and retired fire fighters can also call the trained advisers on our helpline for support with any issues and our staff can visit fire fighters at home if solving their problem needs a more in-depth approach. We also have nursing facilities at one of our centres.
 
We need you to help us continue our vital work. It costs £9million a year to keep The Fire Fighters Charity running. With no government funding, we rely completely on the generosity and enthusiasm of our supporters. Help us keep fire fighters fit, healthy and happy so they can continue saving lives.

Please give generously to this worthy cause and for further details on the charity, please visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk.


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