Community fun day to be held at Coulby Newham Fire Station

Young people, their families and members of the general public are being invited to take part in a fun day at Coulby Newham Fire Station on Sunday 24 July.

The aim of the day is to help strengthen already good relations with residents and showcase some of the work Cleveland Fire Brigade undertake throughout the area.

The community event will take place between 11am to 3pm and will have activities including a barbecue, face painting, magician, tea and cake stalls, chip pan demonstrations and the opportunity to sit in a fire engine and meet local firefighters. Proceeds from the day will be split and donated between The Fire Fighters Charity and the Holistic Cancer Care Unit at James Cook Hospital.

Darren Farndale, Red Watch Manager said: “This is a great chance to throw open the doors of our fire station and show people the work we do across the community with our partners outside the stereotypical view that people have of the fire service.

“People are genuinely surprised and very supportive when they see the vast amount of work that goes into keeping our communities safe and, in the process, we get to meet the public and have some fun. It’s a real family event and the youngsters, in particular, love it. And it’s free!”