Firefighters raise over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) firefighters from Radstock fire station raise over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support on highly praised open morning. 

On Saturday 20 November, Emily Kingman and her firefighting colleagues opened up Radstock station for a morning of coffee, cake and demonstrations of firefighting skills. Attendees were treated to a selection of sweet treats, as well as hose reel and car cutting displays.  


Firefighters and staff from across the Service spoke to local residents of all ages, encouraging the next generation of firefighters about the roles and opportunities available within the Service. Children and adults alike spent time learning more about the Service, career opportunities and the aims of the Service in the coming years. 


Firefighter Emily Kingman, who organised the event, said, “I never expected so many people to of turned up on the day and to see so many homemade cakes! I couldn’t have done this event without help from across the Service and support from so many local people. 


“I’d like to thank everyone who joined us on the day, and who kindly donated to the importance cause. The charity is close to my heart and I appreciate all the donations and support for Macmillan. A special thanks to the support from the Watch Management Team and crew here at Radstock who put in many hours in to help me prepare the station and help out on the day.” 


While Emily would have been grateful for any support, the total collected during the open morning surpassed even her expectations. She said: “After counting up all the pennies I can confirm that we raised £500.40 in total which is an incredible amount! Once again, I really appreciated all of the support for Radstock’s Macmillan Coffee Morning.” 



To read more about the work that Macmillan Cancer Support do, visit their website