Collection raises funds for Romanian Charity
The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have thanked Shrewsbury Town and the club's supporters after staging a collection at the last home game against Coventry City.
A fire engine was parked up outside the Family Stand and volunteers collected funds for their good cause.
The Service are next month are embarking on a new mission when, in partnership with the Romanian Charity Mihai Eminescu Trust, 15 volunteers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service staff will journey 1,600 miles to Romania.
They will donate four fire engines and much needed equipment and training to firefighters from the Mures and Brasov Fire Services.
Funds are now being raised to purchase the fire engines, which are to be donated, and to support the trip, which is why Shrewsbury Town were so pleased to be able to lend a hand to their fund raising mission.
Martin James, the club's community development manager, said: "It is very gratifying to think that fully serviceable equipment, that has been replaced by upgraded equipment here, can be put to good use in these poorer countries."
A total of £171 was raised from the collection outside the Greenhous Meadow, with Tracy Othen, finance assistant of the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, contacting the club to thank them for their support.