£3,000 donation to The Fire Fighter’s Charity for help during flooding


By - Thursday 12th June, 2014

Sutton and East Surrey Water has donated £3,000 to the Fire Fighter’s Charity. This follows the “outstanding help and support” the fire brigade provided during the severe flooding at the company’s Kenley water treatment works in February.


Sutton and East Surrey Water’s Managing Director, Anthony Ferrar, hands a cheque for £3000 to Natasha Mason, fundraising manager for the Fire Fighter’s charity.
Photo used with permission.

Release begins: Anthony Ferrar, Sutton and East Surrey Water’s Managing Director, said the flooding “proved to be a long and difficult time for us all. Without the fire brigade’s help and equipment the flooding at and beyond our site would have been much worse and the likelihood that our works would have had to be closed would have been much greater.”

Thanking David Lindridge, Borough Commander for Croydon, Mr Ferrar said: “Fire fighters from across the whole of London displayed commendable professionalism and worked well with our people and the other agencies involved. It was a great team effort. The camaraderie was excellent and proved to be a significant asset – particularly during the really difficult times.

“It is to everyone’s credit that all of the politicians and other VIPs who visited the treatment works during the emergency and outside observers have commented on how well the incident was managed.”

David Lindridge said the flooding in the Bourne Valley had presented “a tough technical and logistical challenge, which required a commitment of resources never before seen in the modern London Fire Brigade” and he was proud that the fire brigade had risen to it. “We are very grateful to Sutton and East Surrey Water for their messages of appreciation and this fantastic donation.”

The £3,000 cheque was accepted on behalf of The Fire Fighter’s Charity by Natasha Mason, fundraising manager, and Andy Cane, London Fire Brigades Charity Coordinator and Borough Commander, Richmond.

“We need to raise £9 million every year so this is very welcome and much appreciated,” said Natasha.

Release ends.

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