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Trowbridge schoolgirl designs poster for fire station open day
5:03pm Friday 29th June 2012 in Latest News
A schoolgirl will be the guest of honour when Trowbridge fire station holds an open day on Saturday, July 14.
Tegan Lockley, who is eight and a pupil at Grove Primary School in the town, will officially open the event after winning a competition to design a promotional poster.
The open day will run from 11am to 4pm, and is part of the fire station’s 50th anniversary fundraising year.
Staff at the station have set themselves the challenge of raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity and five local good causes – SWIFT Medics, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Dorothy House Hospice, Hope Nature Centre and Stepping Stones pre-school, and more than £3,000 has already been achieved following a 24 hour cycling challenge in April.
At the open day, visitors will be able to see all of the appliances based at Trowbridge, plus others from elsewhere in Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service – including a rescue boat.
There will be a number of demonstrations throughout the day, including road traffic collision extrication and rope rescue.
Other attractions will include the opportunity to find out more about becoming a retained firefighter, community safety advice, the Bobby Van, vintage fire appliances, road safety advice, a tombola, refreshments, stalls from the various charities and much more.
To find out more about the 5 for 50 fundraising year, or to make a donation, visit www.trowbridge5for50.co.uk
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