Firewatch South West Ltd every year, nominates charities to support. Martin Smith CEO, sets a target of money to raise and through various events through the year reaches his target.
FIREWATCH GROUP TO SUPPORT TWO NEW CHARITIES IN 2011!
Newton Abbot based Firewatch Group will be supporting two new charities this year. The charities have been selected by two Firewatch employees, Roy Blunt and Jon Limer. Roy nominated the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, as his 2 year old son Harry was airlifted off Dartmoor in June 2010 following an accident and Jon selected the South West Multiple Sclerosis Centre as his mother has suffered with MS for many years.
Firewatch raised over £6,000 shared between four charities in 2010 –Hannah’s@Seale Hayne, Dream-A-Way, Chicks Charity & Rowcroft Hospice.
Jon Limer expressed “I nominated the South West MS centre as I have seen first-hand how debilitating the condition Multiple Sclerosis can be. The South West MS centre has a number of treatments and therapies that can offer respite and relief to Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. We hope we can raise some funds to help them continue their good work.”
To find out more on the centre visit www.southwestmscentre.co.uk.
Roy Blunt explained the reasons for his charity preference, “'The speed and the care – including giving Harry Ambrose the Bear, a simple but very effective idea - were second to none and the fact that the Paramedic came looking for Harry in casualty later on shows they really care about their patients.”
To read further Devon Air Ambulance success stories, visit www.daat.org.
Two events have been planned; a Go-Karting event in April and a Golf Day in July, for further information on these events email email@example.com.
Our nominated charities for 2009 are:
DREAM-A-WAY's aim is to send local people with physical and learning difficulties on holidays and day trips - whether it is fulfilling a lifetime dream, experiencing great opportunities or just having 'time out' from daily routines. People of all ages and from around the South West are helped in every way possible to have a Dream-A-Way holiday.
At Children’s Hospice South West we care for children who have illnesses which mean they will die before reaching adulthood. We provide expert care for them, their parents and well siblings.
To support and raise funds for organisations located in South Devon and Torbay which provide services and support to people with sight loss.
To support full and equal integration in society of blind and partially sighted people and to promote visual awareness in the community.
CHICKS aims to provide as many disadvantaged children as possible with the life enhancing experience of a free respite break away in the countryside at one of our centres in Devon or Cornwall.
CHICKS helps children from a variety of different backgrounds, just a few examples are children growing up in poverty, children of prisoners, and children who have been abused, either physically, emotionally or sexually. CHICKS also provides breaks for young carers
June 26 2009
Golf Day at Dainton Park Golf Club in Newton Abbot. Once again a very successful and well supported day, with an array of prizes, auctions and competitions.
Please see the newspaper clip from Herald Express click here
The £10,000 target for 2008 was reached following the mock 'Cruise' night held at Buckland Athletic Football Club. The Cruise night organised to celebrate Firewatch's 10 years of trading involved everything from a mock duck shot to playing poker in Las Vegas.
Please see the newspaper clip from the Herald Express click here