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                                  MEMBERS & EVENTS
The City Dinner 2017
The prestigious city event held at XL Catlin Head Office
 The Certificate of Achievment was awarded to Community Fire Cadet Purusotha Thuraisingam-Thambiayah
by LFB CFO Danny Cotton and John Mansfield (Master WCoFF)
boundless happiness and opportunities to many young people like her, from so many different backgrounds, in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Faryl Smith and three friends from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, collectively known as EnFour, provided the evening’s entertainment. The performance commenced with the “Arms of the Angel”, a tribute to those who lost lives in the Grenville Tower fire, especially poignant as two members of the London Fire Brigade involved in the incident were at the dinner. A rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance” with a flag-waving finale closed the evening.
The WCoFF wishes to express their gratitude to XL Catlin who have so generously supported the dinner for over 8 years and to everyone who attended and donated cash, pledges and personal donations to help the Trustees continue their work. Stuart McEwan
PR & Marketing Committee.
In November, the Worshipful Company of Firefighters held its annual black-tie fundraising dinner, in support of fire related youth training, education and support schemes. The focus of the dinner was on the Fire Cadet activity and the Burns Camp, which supports young burns survivors.
The Master, Chair of Trustees and Officers of the WCoFF, as well as VIP’s from Government, the City, Insurers and major Fire Industry organisations, over 120 guests in all, enjoyed an evening of food, wines, convivial company and good entertainment. Over £20,000 was raised for some very vulnerable people and some very worthwhile causes.
The Government’s Chief Fire & Rescue Advisor, Peter Holland CBE QFSM FIFireE, hosted the evening. Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, Ian Dyson Commissioner of the City of London Police and Martyn Emberson, Chief Inspector
of Scottish Fire and Rescue, were also attended. Particularly moving were presentations by the recipient of the WCoFF Fire Cadet certificate, Purusotha Thuraisingam-Thambiayah, and Libby, a young burns victim. Purusotha gave an amazing insight to the how his Fire Cadet training has given him a wide range of both mental and
physical experiences, giving him the “I can do it” confidence for today’s life challenges. Libby, who suffered life-changing injuries from a scalding incident when she was just 18 months old and has endured over 60 operations in her short life, wanted to let our guests know how the Burns Camp brought
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