Firefighters bring Christmas cheer to flood affected community
19 December 2013
It hasn’t felt a lot like Christmas in South Ferriby over recent weeks as the cost of the flood damage is assessed to this small community.
However, Humberside Fire and Rescue (HFRS) was able to give a little something back to the families affected when they visited a crisis centre with Cash For Kids.
A crew from Winterton Fire Station helped Viking FM’s charity deliver presents generously donated by listeners and HFRS staff to the crisis centre set up at South Ferriby Village Hall. The crew also took the opportunity to visit the primary school in the village to see many of the children who may not be in their own homes this Christmas due to flood damage.
Dave Riggall, Crew Manager at Winterton was delighted to get his team involved:
‘It has been a pleasure to get involved with the Cash For Kids charity. We did a lot of work in this area during and after the recent flooding, but it is lovely for the kids to see the engine close up in less dramatic circumstances. We have promised the Headmistress that we will return in the New Year to allow all the children to see the engine. We might even get the hose reels going which the kids always love!’
Pictured (centre with teddy) is Viking FM Drive presenter Steve Jordan with the crew from Winterton and affected South Ferriby residents.