Hundreds turn out to support annual fire engine pull
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Intrepid fundraisers hauled in around £15,000 as teams pulled a fire engine over a distance of four miles.
Ten teams from across Cambridgeshire were cheered on by hundreds who lined the streets on Sunday (May 1) to raise money for Burns Camps which organises summer camps for young burns survivors at the 11th fire engine pull.
Former firefighter and organiser Dave Webster said: “The amount of people supporting this year was incredible and everyone involved can be very proud of their participation in an event which has turned out to be one of the biggest fundraising events on the St Neots calendar.
“I could never have imagined that the event would raise so much money and grow to the size the event is today.”
The pull began at Wyboston Lakes, headed through Eaton Socon and around the town centre, finishing at the Cambridgeshire Hunter pub in Eynesbury.
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Money was raised through sponsorship for the teams pulling and also from a raffle and a fun day which was held at the pub in the afternoon.
“Every single penny that is raised goes towards residential camps for young burns survivors from all over the country. Last year we had the largest amount of children we have ever catered for.”
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Mr Webster and co-organiser Steve Wills thanked all of those who took part and all of the other volunteers who have helped over the last 11 years.
The pair have already planning next year’s pull, which will take place on Sunday, April 30.
INFORMATION: Anyone wishing to donate or be involved with next’s year event can contact Mr Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org