Date: 27th November, 2017
A festive open day is being held at Westlea fire station on Saturday 2 December in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity.
The event will run from 10.30am until 3pm, and Santa will be in his grotto between noon and 2pm – having been ‘rescued’ from the training tower by firefighters beforehand!
There will be a wide range of activities to suit the whole family, including:
- Both modern and vintage fire engines on display;
- Other appliances from within Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service;
- Cooker fire demonstrations;
- Stands from Wiltshire Search & Rescue and the British Red Cross emergency response volunteers;
- Light refreshments – teas, coffees, minced pies etc;
- And much more!
Firefighter Robbie Macpherson, one of the organisers, said: “This is a great way to start the Christmas season, and an opportunity for local people to visit the fire station and find out more about what we do. Thanks to a number of local businesses, children visiting Santa in his grotto will get a small present – there will be a small charge for this, but all proceeds will go to the Fire Fighters Charity, which is a really important cause for us.”
Following on from the open day, the Westlea crew will be making their popular visits around the West Swindon area with Father Christmas and a vintage fire appliance, again to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.
These will be on 8 December (Westlea area), 14 December (Shaw) and 18 December (Sparcells and Peatmoor), all starting from 5.30pm.