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Jumping for Charity with Somerset firefighters from Shepton Mallet and Wells

PUBLISHED: 14:41 14 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:30 20 February 2013

Jumping for Charity with Somerset firefighters from Shepton Mallet and Wells

Jumping for Charity with Somerset firefighters from Shepton Mallet and Wells

Somerset firefighters from Shepton Mallet and Wells stations are gearing up to jump out of a plane in tandem as part of a fundraising event for "The Fire Fighters Charity".

Somerset firefighters from Shepton Mallet and Wells stations are gearing up to jump out of a plane in tandem as part of a fundraising event for "The Fire Fighters Charity".

Diana May, wife of Andrew a retained firefighter from Shepton Mallet, said: Andrew and I are both FAI licensed solo skydivers and we met each other through our sport. We are passionate about skydiving and thought having firefighters skydiving in tandem would a fun and brilliant fundraising event for this very worthy charity. At the moment nine firefighters and one girlfriend have signed themselves up for the jump on July 24th.

Being the wife of a new firefighter I feel passionate that we should do whatever we can for a charity that will support firefighters and their families in times of need.

If you would like to donate please visit:

http://www.justgiving.com/81Sheptonmallet

About the Firefighters Charity

Every year, thousands of firefighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every 30 seconds in the UK, firefighters are called to an incident, putting their lives on the line, and often sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties. The Fire Fighters Charity is for all fire service personnel during their times of need, and assists thousands of individuals every year, by providing pioneering treatment and support services.

This modern, dynamic and award-winning charity has three UK centres, located in Cumbria, Devon and West Sussex, which offer varying combinations of therapy and recuperation services. Their pioneering Beneficiary Support Services also offer local and remote assistance to people in need nationwide - providing solutions to real life problems.

It costs over 9 million every year to keep the Charity running, and with no government funding, they are completely reliant upon donations from the general public and fire community.

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