On Friday 8 October, Firefighters from Kibworth Fire and Rescue Station in Leicestershire will be attempting to climb Mount Snowdon wearing full fire kit, in a bid to raise money for charity. They have set a sponsorship target of £1,085 – that’s £1 for each metre climbed to the summit of the Welsh mountain. The money raised will be donated to ‘The Fire Fighters Charity’ and ‘The Well,’ Kibworth.
The Fire Fighters Charity is a cause that works to support firefighters and their families mentally, physically and socially if they need help.
The Well Kibworth is a registered charity operating a food bank, café, charity shop and community support offering friendship and practical support for everyone in Kibworth and surrounding villages. The Well supports Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s aim of creating ‘safer people, safer places’.
Kibworth Fire and Rescue Station has formed a partnership with The Well, and will be working closely with them to make sure that the vulnerable within the local community are as safe as they can be in their own homes and have the support they need.
Any donations to these two great charities are warmly welcomed. You can donate via www.peoplesfundraising.com/fundraising/MountSnowdonCharityWalk or by visiting Kibworth Fire and Rescue Station’s social media pages:
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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.
During 2019/20, we attended a total of 8,541 emergency incidents, including 2,079 fires and 748 road traffic collisions. A total of 7,274 Home Safety Checks were completed and we fitted 4,720 smoke alarms. 305 schools were visited as part of the Service’s schools programme, delivering fire and road safety education to 26,218 pupils. Staff organised or took part in 1,218 community safety activities, totalling over 11,000 hours of time engaging with members of the public.
The Service’s prevention, education, enforcement and inspection programmes have resulted in significant reductions in the number of incidents. In the last ten years, fire-related incidents have reduced by over 30 percent.
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