Date revealed for Nuneaton Fire Station's Open Day 2024 as organisers hailed 'fundraising heroes'

Packed out crowds around the arena which was set up in the heart of the fire station's yard and was surrounded with stalls and activities during the open day last year.
-Credit: (Image: Nuneaton Fire Station)

A date has been revealed for Nuneaton's annual Fire Station Open Day. It is an event that is hotly-anticipated not only across the town but much further afield as it attracts thousands of people.

It has been confirmed the event will be held at the Newtown Road-based station on Saturday, September 7. It is the biggest staged by a Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service fire station and is held to bring the community together and raise funds for the Firefighters Charity.

Last year, £5,475 was raised and Rachel Streeting, one of the organisers, hopes this year's event will be an even bigger success. She is appealing to the community for help.

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"We would like to invite local stall holders and activities to attend to make our day diverse and fun for all ages, as we have a few spaces left," firefighter Streeting said.

The news about the fire station open day date comes as firefighter Streeting and fellow firefighter Claire Wooldridge have been recognised for their incredible fundraising efforts. They received the prestigious "Fundraising Hero Award" at the recent Women in the Fire Service Awards 2024.

The pair have helped to raise more than £75,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity through the open day in Nuneaton, as well as one in Stratford, and also charity car washes.

Warwickshire's Chief Fire Officer Ben Brook said: "Claire and Rachel are true fundraising heroes. "Their tireless efforts in raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity and other worthy causes deserve immense gratitude. This award is a well-deserved recognition of their hard work and commitment."

How to get involved in Nuneaton Fire Station Open Day 2024

Stall holders, charities and those who stage activities and displays, who want to get involved in the event are being urged to come forward. As is anyone who can donate a raffle prize.

They should either email or call the fire station on 024 7638 3131. The event will run from 10am until 4pm.

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