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                                THE SALAMANDER | AUGUST 2016
The Master and the Chair of the Trustees Frank David presenting Burns Camp cheque
 This was held on 11th November at the Caitlin Group UK HQ. Following on from the success of our 2014 dinner where we raised over £20,000 for youth causes, the focus of our 2015 City Dinner was again on the work undertaken by Fire Brigades across the country with regard to youth education, training and support.
The WCoFF City Dinner was hailed by the organising team to be the most successful to date with over £30,000 raised for our Charitable Trust YETI scheme.
With an impressive array of guests which included three “Sirs”, a Dame, the City Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard and LFB Commissioner Ron Dobson, the evening was hosted by The Governments Chief Fire & Rescue Advisor Peter Holland CBE QFSM FIFireE.
Making a surprise appearance was Scottish rugby International Craig Chalmers who conducted the auction with Past Master Bryan Spearman. Following on from the success of previous dinners, The Master and the Chair of the Trustees Frank David were able to present cheques totalling £30,000 to representatives from LFB Cadets, The Burns Camp and Essex
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Fire-Break Scheme.
Particularly moving was a tribute to the work of the Essex Brigade from Mrs. Dee Anderson whose daughter Katy attended a Firebreak Course along with other children from the Haven Hospice. Sadly Katy died not long after she completed the Course but Dee wanted to let the WCoFF and our guests know that the money raised at the City Dinner and donated by our Trustees brings boundless happiness and opportunities to many young people like Katy from so many different backgrounds.
Cheque being presented to Fire-Break.
See page 18 of this issue for coverage of the Fire-Break passing-out parade.

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