Two Warwickshire firefighters named fundraising heroes - The Leamington Observer

Two Warwickshire firefighters named fundraising heroes

TWO firefighters from Warwickshire have been honoured for their outstanding fundraising.

Rachel Streeting and Claire Wooldridge from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service received the prestigious Fundraising Hero Award at the recent Women in the Fire Service Awards.

Rachel and Claire have been instrumental in raising over £75,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity. They organised a host of events including Stratford Fire Station Open Days and charity car washes.

The WFS Awards ceremony, celebrates exceptional contributions within the fire and rescue sector.

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.”

Rachel, reflecting on her nearly 25 years of dedication, continued: “Being nominated for the Fundraising Hero Award is a humbling honor. It’s incredibly rewarding to see people who attended events as children returning with their families. This national recognition is truly special. Thank you.”

Claire added, “I’m overwhelmed by this award. It’s fantastic to be recognised for the effort put into organising and raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity, which provides crucial support to injured firefighters and their families.”

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