Firefighter Parvinder Singh is visiting Indian schools to teach pupils and teachers about first aid and lifesaving skills.
All those who are interested please contact either Manjit or Pav asap so they can get an idea of numbers. Parvinder’s email address below:
The team will depart for Delhi in late September 2015. Pav will be keeping a diary and picture log of events and training, this will be posted on the London Fire Brigade Website and Hotwire page as well as Pavs and AFSA Facebook page.
AFSA Charity evening Dinner May 2015
Thursday 21st May 2105
The Quality Hotel, Boldon, NE35 9PE, Tyne and Wear
View the Charity Flyer: AFSA CHARITY DINNER FLYER 05.2015
AFSA first charity fashion show was held in Manchester organised by the North West Region at the Saffron Banqueting Restaurant in September.
The Fashion show raised the profile on collaborative working with Asian Businesses in the NW region. the monies raised were or the Firefighters Charity and the Punjab Project, raising over £3,000. The event included using Fire Service personnel to be involved in the fashion show as well as showcasing the firefighters uniform over the decades.
The show ended on a high with the traditional AFSA dinner and dance, and left a legacy for more to come…
Record breaking naan to raise ‘dough’ for charity
The Service will attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the ‘largest naan bread’ in order to raise money for charity and support the local community at the Eastleigh Mela on 6 July 2014.
The aim is to cook a naan bread at least 3 metres by 1.2 metres. The current record measured 2.89 metres by 1 metre and weighed 9.5 kg (20lb 15oz) as recorded in the Guiness World Records.
Cooking the giant naan is only possible because of the expertise of the USAR guys who have worked really hard to build a special giant oven.
The Eastleigh Mela will take place on Sunday 6 July 2014 (11am – 6pm) at Leigh Road Recreation Ground in Eastleigh.
Dave Curry says: “We have a great tradition of raising money for charity and it is always brilliant to see our staff supporting these events. It’s really exciting to be working with our local restaurants and the Mela to attempt to break a world record”.
HFRS practised making the giant naan ahead of the big day – here’s the result
The record breaking event, sponsored by Serco, will raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, the Water Wells Project and Hampshire Hurricanes.
Badi Mirchi restaurant and Sanjha restaurant both say they are proud to be a part of this event. It is an individual commitment and a group effort to attempt to make the largest naan in the world.
If anyone would like to support us by volunteering at this event please contact Dalvinder Rai on 07789 650944 or Steve Foye on 02380 626852.
AFSA is a support association for Fire and Rescue Service staff, both operational and non operational staff as well as keeping close valuable ties with retired members of the Association.
Every year we Challenge ourselves in the month of September to raise money for our chosen Charities, these can range from organising a charity dinner, auction and Raffle, fashion shows..
We have made an AFSA pledge at our events to include Charity fundraising where possible – i.e. evening Charity Galas at the AGM &National Conference
Over the last decade we have supported various charities some of our main Charities include:
- Mc Millan nurses
- Water wells (AFSA chosen Charity)
- Punjab project ( Pakistan)
- Include me too
- Fire fighter’s charity
- Local charities chosen by the host Brigades
What we have achieved:
2012 – £10,000
2012 – £6,000 for Water Wells Appeal, Walking With The Wounded, Sue Rider and Firefighters Charity.
- – £10,000 for Local, National and International Charities.
- – £6,000 for the Firefighters Charity
2014 – £12, 000 in partnership with other charity groups and organisations.
*All our charity work is in partnership with other members and organisations