Chosen Charity 2016/17 “Elsas Journey”

Since 2010, Yelverton Fire Station has supported not only the Fire Fighters Charity but an elected charity chosen once a year. Every April we have a meeting to decide what charity we will support that year. Each of the crew have an opportunity to make a presentation on the charity of their choice.

The chosen charity for 2016/17 is Elsa’s Journey and was brought to the table by FF Oliver Probert. Elsa is a very brave 5 year old local girl who in 2105 was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Elsa and her family are raising money for CLIC Sargent who support children and young people with cancer. Please help us to support Elsa and follow her journey by clicking the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/elsasjourney


The chosen charity for 2015/16 was the  “Childrens Hospice South West” brought to the table by FF Alan Brown. Alan’s nephew Taidgh Sheriden was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2003 aged only 7 years. Tragically Taidgh passes away 6 days after his 9th birthday. You can visit the web site for the  Childrens Hospice South West by following the link http://www.chsw.org.uk/home

On the 25th April 2015 we were proud to be able to present the Yelverton and District Friends Group for the Children s Hospice South West with a cheque for £860. Visiting the Station from the Friends Group were Sheila Glanville, Linda Landick, Tina Glanville and excepting the cheque from FF Alan Brown is Carol Portlock. The Fire crew also congratulated the Friends Group who themselves raised a massive £14,700 for the Childrens Hospice South West

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The chosen charity for 2014/15 was the NICU at Derriford Hospital brought to the table by FF Rowe whose daughter was born severely premature with meningitis and received life saving treatment at the NICU. We donated £500.00 to the NICU in April 2015

The chosen charity for 2013/14 was “Heel and Toe” a Cerebral Paulsey Charity brought to the table by W.M. Fred Glanville on behalf of CM Steve Thornton.

For more details of “Heel and Toe” follow the link

http://www.heelandtoe.org.uk/services/cerebral-palsy/

We donated £500.00 to the charity in April 2014

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The chosen charity for 2012/13 was “Yelvercare” a local charity that supports the needs of the residents of Yelverton and the surrounding villages. It was brought to the table by FF Alan Brown and they have been responsible for among other things the creation and maintenance of Yelverton Play Park. I have enclosed a letter from Brian Medhurst which outlines their activities.

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We have now made a donation of £500.00

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Our chosen charity for 2011/12 was “Make a wish” a charity that was brought to the table by FF Alan Brown. Alan’s nephew Taidgh Sheriden was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2003 aged only 7 years. Tragically Taidgh passes away 6 days after his 9th birthday but not before “Make a wish” had made his and so many other terminally ill children’s wishes come true.

For more details about the “make a wish” charity follow this link:-

http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/

We have now donated £500.00 to the charity.Make a wish

 


And this is were our chosen charity campaign started. In 2010/11  we supported the NICU     (Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit) at Derriford Hospital with a donation of £500.00, a charity brought to the table by FF Wayne Fisher whose son was helped by them at his birth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses

  1. My grandson goes to Little Bridge House (CHSW) from time to time. We have stayed there with him once or twice and his mother says she would like to live there with him. Thanks for choosing this charity which does such great work for the children and their families.

    Val


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