Firefighters Charity fundraiser recognised for his work Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Certificate presented to Firefighters Charity fundraiser

Cameron Moore, aged 13, from Kempston in Bedfordshire is a regular fundraiser for The Firefighters Charity.

On Monday (26/2) he was presented with a certificate by Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller, CBE and Service Operational Commander, Andy Peckham for his efforts.

Cameron said:

“From a young age I have admired the work the Fire Service does. My Nan has been a Firefighter for 28 years and my Mum is a Home Safety Adviser.

“I decided in 2014 that I was going to fund raise for the Fire Fighters Charity as they provide life changing support for the Fire Service community and I have been coming up with different fundraising ideas since then.”

The Flame Run

Last year he raised £500 after organising The Flame Run. This was a virtual race that anyone could take part in, running 5K, 10K or 20k over a period time or in one go.

Ninety-five people took part, and they posted progress updates on his Facebook page.

Cameron created a QR code which took entrants to an application form which then linked to a spreadsheet where all of the entrants were recorded. Cameron sent out medals to all the participants which he sourced and designed himself.

Service Operational Commander, Andy Peckham said:

“Cameron is a real inspiration. He has family ties to the Fire and Rescue Service however his commitment toward fundraising for our charity is his own choice, and we are most grateful to him for it.

“So far he has raised around £2,000 through a variety of activities from running a stall to taking part in a Tough Mudder run to climbing a mountain, and he’s now planning his next event; kayaking 75 miles!”

Regional Fundraising Officer, Laura Harden from The Firefighters Charity said:

“All at The Fire Fighters Charity are hugely grateful for Cameron’s support over the last couple of years.

“Cameron really is an inspiration and a great example to others of how you can use your spare time to better yours and other people’s lives.”

If anyone else would like to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity they can join in the #My75Mile campaign.

You can find out more about the initiative and sign up here.