Christ­mas ride sets an­other record

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your News -

Yax­ley’s on-call fire­fight­ers have set an­other new record for their an­nual char­ity Christ­mas ride. Now in its 44th year, the ride has bro­ken new fundrais­ing records yet again – rais­ing £5,174 over just five days. This year’s tally beats last year’s col­lec­tion of £5,055 and will be split equally be­tween three char­i­ties: The Fire Fight­ers Char­ity, Macmil­lan Can­cer and Yax­ley Scouts and Guides. Crew com­man­der Jamie Bov­ing­ton said: “It’s crazy how the last three years have all been so close when it’s a chuck it in a bucket col­lec­tion – but this year it’s a record for the sta­tion again. “The event went re­ally well. I’m re­ally happy with what we have col­lected, there were a lot of peo­ple who came out to sup­port us. There were a lot of friends and fam­i­lies help­ing this year too.” Also help­ing out were lots of newly-qual­i­fied who­le­time fire­fight­ers who Jamie met, hav­ing re­cently qual­i­fied as a who­le­time fire­fighter him­self.

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