East Ham firemen’s appeal for Open Day

Fire fighters are asking for businesses to donate prizes for a raffle to be held on an open day.

East Ham fire station in High Street South will be holding an Open Day on August 18, giving people the chance to meet the firemen and help the station raise money for two charities.

All proceeds raised will be shared between The Fire Fighters Charity and Macmillan Cancer.

Although several businesses, including B&Q and Smyths Toys, have already donated prizes for a raffle, the officers are hoping others will come forward with other goodies to help make the event a success. The station will be open from 11am until 4pm.

Children will get the chance to try on a junior fire fighters uniform, explore a fire engine and watch displays and drills.

Phil Parsons, crew manager at the station, said although the day was designed to be fun, there would also be a serious message as firemen would be providing advice on fire safety and smoke alarms.

Anyone who can help should contact either Phil Parsons or Paul Baker at East Ham Station directly.

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