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Hundreds of pounds raised for The Fire Fighters Charity

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THANKS to staff members and volunteers GMFRS hosted two great open days over the weekend.

Rochdale opened its doors to the public on Saturday, September 24, with Whitefield doing the same on Sunday, September 25.

Everyone had a great time at the events with valuable funds being raised for The Fire Fighters Charity.

And not just that, more than 80 people learnt life-saving skills at the Rochdale event, thanks to NWAS who carried out CPR training.

SM Mark Doggett said: “The open day at Rochdale was extremely successful with more than £800 being raised for The Fire Fighters Charity.

“An amazing 80 people were trained in CPR by NWAS at the event and we have had lots of positive feedback from visitors.

“I want to thank all of the firefighters who helped on duty (Rochdale, Bolton, Heywood, Oldham) along with Watch Manager McDermott and CM Doyle who helped the day run like clockwork.

“Thanks must also go to those who gave their time off-duty, our community fire cadets from Hollins, GMFRS volunteers, staff from our museum, stall holders and partners.”

Whitefield’s open day was also successful with people enjoying the day which involved a host of activities including road traffic collision demonstrations.

Station Manager Craig Pinder said “Whitefield’s open day was a huge success and more than £620 was raised thanks to everyone who helped out and those who visited.”

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Last update: 28/09/2016 10:52:24
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