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Firefighters raised over £5,500 for charity this Christmas

Throughout December, on-call firefighters across Peterborough and Cambridge got in the festive spirit and raised money for charity as part of their annual Christmas Santa sleigh rides.

With the help of friends, family and volunteers, crews at Yaxley and Thorney in Peterborough as well as in Linton, Cambridge, organised sleigh rides and Christmas visits to raise over £5,500 for charity.

The annual Yaxley Christmas ride raised an impressive £3,274. The ride has been a Christmas tradition for many years. 

Throughout the week, the on-call crew, joined by their friends and family, escorted Santa Claus around the village, spreading festive cheer to the local community with all the funds raised being donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.

Linton Fire Station also held their annual sleigh ride and raised over £2,250 for charity with some of the money being donated to local schools and the remaining £1440 will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity.

On-call firefighters from Thorney held their annual event for children and families in the local community raising £192 for the charity.

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