Issued on: Friday, 13 May 2016


On Monday 16 May it is World Baking Day and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue’s Wigston Station will be holding a bake sale to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity to help support injured firefighters.

The cake sale will be taking place between 10:00 – 14:00 and we are inviting fellow employees and members of the public to come and check out the selection of cakes we hope to have on offer. All cakes on the day will be baked by our very own fire fighters and their families and friends. Don’t worry if you have any allergies, we will make you aware of all the ingredients by placing a list next to each baked cake.

If you want to show some support come along to the station, bring a donation of your choice and take a pick out of the selection of cakes. Forget about your diet for one day and indulge into a cake, biscuit, or even a bun – it’s all for a good cause.

Adam Johnson, LFRS firefighter based at Wigston Station said: “We are holding this bake sale in order to raise money for The Fire Fighter Charity. We want to be able to give something back to the injured firefighters that spent their careers trying to save the lives of many people country wide and, in raising money for them we will be able to do this.”

During the day you will be able to keep up to date with the progress of the baking and sales via our social media channels, Facebook (/LeicsFireRescue) and Twitter (@LeicsFireRescue), using the hashtag #bakeadifference.

We need your support to make this day success so if you are travelling through Wigston on 16 May, don’t forget to stop off at the station.


Notes to editors: [There are a few images available on request and images of the Wigston Station fire fighters taking part in this bake sale will be available on the day]

About the Service 

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service provides emergency response, prevention and protection services from 20 stations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Its headquarters is based in Birstall, Leicester.

The Service’s prevention, education, enforcement and inspection programmes have resulted in significant reductions in the number of incidents. In the last five years, fire related incidents have reduced by 32.6 percent.

During 2014/15, the Service attended 619 road traffic collisions, of which 155 were extrications freeing 194 people trapped inside their vehicles and completed 4316 home fire safety checks, fitting almost 4339 smoke alarms. Staff organised or supported almost 1590 events aimed at promoting fire and road safety and arson prevention, whilst also visiting 314 schools to deliver fire and road safety education to pupils.


Dominic Halliday

Communications and Digital Media Administrator
0116 229 2178

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