Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive a fire engine, double-decker bus or combine harvester? Well, on Sunday 20th May 2012, three Rivo Ladies found out! They embarked on the mission of a lifetime, Their task, and they chose to accept, to conquer the HGV in the name of charity…
The fantastic opportunity was created by a charity fundraiser collaboration between Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Fire Services. They invited ladies from all over the UK to get behind the wheel of some weird and wonderful vehicles, having a great day out with friends, while raising valuable funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
The event was a great success and first indications show that the brilliant sum of around £12,000 was raised. Due to the great feedback from the participants and volunteers on the day, there are already plans to host a similar Ladies Driving Challenge event in 2013, with hopes that all 2012 attendees will be willing to get involved once again.
This was an significant opportunity to raise funds for an important cause, as every 30 seconds in the UK fire fighters are called to an incident, often highly challenging, and on occasion sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties. The Fire Fighters Charity was created to support all fire service personnel during their times of need, and assists thousands of individuals every year, by providing pioneering treatment and support services.
Bedfordshire raised £60,000 last year toward this work through activities and kind donations. It costs over £9.5 million every year to keep the Charity running, and with no government funding, the charity are completely reliant upon donations from the general public and fire community.
The success of this event is a testament to the hard work and commitment of more than 60 people and a great many companies, and your involvement is gratefully received.
All those at Rivo would encourage you to have a look at the charity’s new website to gain a full appreciation www.firefighterscharity.org.uk
For more information, please contact:
Tel: 01926 622 328
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