“As the daughter of a Firefighter and growing up living on a fire station, I have very close and personal feelings for the Fire Brigade.
My father started with nothing having been put in foster homes from the age of 2, and after serving with the 2nd Parachute Regiment during the war, he joined the London Fire Brigade and worked his way up from a fireman (as they were known then) to a senior position as Deputy Assistant Chief Officer of the Brigade.
I grew up seeing at first hand the mental stress that our firefighters face every day, and I saw my father doing what he could for his men to reduce the effects of that stress on their health and everyday life. I now feel that I have an opportunity to continue his ground-breaking work. Young firefighters face situations every day that no-one should have to face; they are going into situations that everyone else is trying to leave, and we expect them to deliver. Grenfell Tower was a dreadful reminder of what they face.
As a member of the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service Authority Board, and as Mayor, I have that opportunity, and with the full support of Trevor Ferguson, Chief Fire Officer of RBFRS, and of Cllr Colin Dudley, Chairman of the Authority, I am raising money in order to start a Mental Wellness & Post Traumatic Stress support service, based in Bracknell Fire Station, for the benefit of all the Firefighters in Berkshire.”
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Discover this exciting Mediterranean wine bar and restaurant, Fuego on the Second Floor at Fenwick. Enjoy Mediterranean inspired tapas, charcuterie and hand-stretched pizzas.
The VIP Experience will include:
VIP EXPERIENCE AT FUEGO AT FENWICK
Dress to Impress
£35 per head
FUEGO offers you:
- Prosecco on arrival
- Grand Tapas Selection Buffet
- Charcuterie board with meats and cheeses
- Carved Jamon
- Sherry Tasting
- Gin Tasting
- Enomatic Wine Experience
- Macaroon and espresso Martini shot
FUEGO will be presenting you with a Fenwick Gift Bag
Plus Fabulous auction prizes such as
- FUEGO Chef cooking dinner for 8 in your home
- Fine Wine Hamper
- Champagne Dinner for Four at FUEGO
- Family Ticket at CineWorld
Plus other wonderful items from Toni & Guy; M&S; Cath Kidston and others
SUPERB value for money for a VIP evening
The event is sponsored by 329 Bracknell
in aid of
The Mayor of Bracknell Forest’s Charity
The Fire Fighters Charity
A customer focused philosophy is employed making a range of occupational solutions available, satisfying the needs of modern business. Everything from a self contained suite on a conventional lease to a fully furnished and ready to go office can be provided.
329 Bracknell has its own superfast fibre-optic link, which can provide dedicated bandwidth to your business instantly. Your phones and internet are up and running the day you move into your new office.
You can rent from as little as one month at a time and move in on the day you sign.
Whether injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis, the Fire Fighters Charity exists to support the everyday heroes of the UK fire community.