An Emergency Service Fun Day will be held on Sunday 16th July in the service yards of Coulby Newham Fire Station and Police Station. The event will give visitors the opportunity to meet local firefighters and police officers and enjoy an entertaining family day out, raising money for several good causes.

Starting at 12pm until 4pm, the free event will invite members of the public into the fire yard, for a fun filled and informative day. Visitors to the event will be able to take part in a tug of war competition, football and have the chance to scale the dizzy heights of a climbing wall. Whilst younger visitors can meet the police stations very own mascot, Bobby Bear. The public will also have the opportunity to get up close to emergency service vehicles and watch an impressive fire demonstration.

As part of the activities, The Parkway Shopping Centre will be sponsoring the day and providing exclusive raffle prizes, including; a mountain bike, a tablet and a spa day for two. All money raised through the raffle and sale of food and refreshments, will go to the local charities including Cleveland Fire Volunteer Network.

Zoe France, Centre Manager at the Parkway explains “This is our second year of sponsoring the fun day. Last year’s was a huge success and it is a privilege to work with our local hero’s and help them to showcase the vital work they do”.

The fun day was originally set up ten years ago by Darran Farndale, Watch Manager at Coulby Newham Fire Station. Darran has recently started working closely with PC Michael Doherty, from Coulby Newham Police, to make this year’s fundraiser a combined event to reach out to the wider community.

Darran explains “Cleveland Fire Brigade is 100% committed to working with local communities and the day is all about inviting the community into the fire station. This way we get the fire safety message across, whilst having some fun and raising money for a great cause”.