A “bigger and better” charity fun day for all the family is planned in Shrewsbury on July 29.
Organised by firefighters and police officers, the event at Shrewsbury College in London Road will be opened by the Mayor of Shrewsbury at 10am.
“We plan to make it even more successful than last year’s inaugural event which raised £700 for the Severn Hospice,” said organiser Andy Davies, of Shrewsbury Fire Station’s Blue Watch.
“Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and police have got together to make this even bigger and better and this year we are raising funds for Shrewsbury MIND and West Mercia Search and Rescue.”
Emergency rescue vehicles will be alongside military vehicles for visitors to inspect with entertainment lined up for all the family including target shooting with Laser Clays.
A seven a side football knockout tournament will be played during the day with teams from fire, police, Army, RAF and the local council competing for the Shropshire Services Shield.
“This year the fun day has just mushroomed. We will have some members of the Rifles Regiment there. We also wanted to give something back to West Mercia Search and Rescue which helps us to save lives on the river,” said Andy.
“We will also be using the day to educate people about the dangers on the river.”
“It promises to be a great day out for everyone with a special family fun zone so please come along between 10am and 4pm on July 29.”
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