Three cheers for West Midlands firefighters – and Carolyn's cakes
By Sutton Coldfield Observer | Thursday, October 18, 2012, 09:20
A TRIO of fund-raising events were held by West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) to collect cash for three national charities.
Station cook Carolyn Lyons and firefighter Afridi Omef with members of the public at the decidedly tasty coffee morning held at Erdington Fire Station.
Members of Erdington Community Fire Station raised £346 for 'The World's Biggest Coffee Morning' for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday (September 28).
West Midlands Fire Authority member Councillor Lynda Clinton was there to lend a helping hand.
The event was organised by Erdington's fire station cook Carolyn Lyons.
She ensured there was a delightful supply of cakes on the day to go with the cups of coffee.
The other events featured firefighters and staff from Aldridge Community Fire Station who invited members of the public to join them for a hot drink and a cake on Friday (October 5).
That was in aid of the friends and supporters of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help charity.
Nearby businesses and individuals donated large quantities of cakes and biscuits. More than £200 was raised for SSAFA in just two hours.
On the same day, several staff based at WMFS headquarters in Vauxhall Road, Birmingham took the opportunity to wear jeans for the day in return for a donation to Genetic Disorders UK, a charity that helps support children and families with genetic conditions.
WMFS raised a total of £813 for that.