£7,500 for fire charity

The Firefighters’ Charity has received a boost to its coffers from the chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council.

Cllr Tom Pettengell, who is close to the end of his run as chairman, selected the Firefighters’ Charity as his chosen charity because he ‘admired their bravery’.

The charity will receive around £7,500 when all receipts have eventually rolled in.

Cllr Pettengell said firefighters were ‘unheralded heroes’.