The Fire Fighters Charity, originally called The London Fire Service Benevolent Fund, was set up in 1940 to support the bereaved families of firefighters who had died during the Blitz.
By 1945, almost 1,400 fire service orphans were being cared for by the organisation, supported by grants and allowances. The Charity continues to honour the legacy of their bravery and sacrifice by offering specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives.
It provides independent, personalised support to thousands of people each year. It exists to support all fire and rescue service personnel, whatever their role. They are also there for all those who have retired, as well as for spouses and dependants.
There are three centres across the country, including Marine Court in Littlehampton, which provide rehabilitation facilities and psychological support services to all. Since 2005, it has also worked with the Children’s Burns Trust to support burn victims.
We are so grateful to all those involved with the fire services community and are proud to support them by donating 50% of all Treasure ticket sales. Thank you for helping to make this happen by your generous support and attendance at the exhibition.