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Weʼre raising £500 to to show appreciation to the men's and women fighting the moorland fires on winter hill and saddleworth.

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We all know about the moorland fires on winter hill and saddleworth. We have had the smoke filter down to Chorley and at times has been really bad. But spare a thought fornthe men and women who are up there fighting the fires back with flappy shovels and water. Working tirelessly to help protect as much of our moorland as possiable. These are the real hero's. My heartfelt thanks go out to you.
All money raised will be handed over at the training centre on Washington lane Chorley.

A poem by local poet Andy

Don't blame the sun what have they done!!!

Don't blame the sun
For all this scorch land
It Was lit by a match and thrown by the hand
A prank or a joke there's so much lost
A moment of madness with too much cost
Our beautiful landscape
Charred and burned
Animals and wildlife frightened and scared
The Fire service and army have battled so hard stopping the flames reaching afar
The dry arid ground and carpet of peat
Testing their resilience In the hot summmer heat
Smoke inhalation and burning their eyes
So much respect we have for these guys
Beating the ground preventing more fire
Night and day how they inspire
The Smoke and ash blowing around
Travelling for miles effecting villages and towns
The wildfires contained by sheer hard work and sweat
I hope those that did it have some regret
Andy Aldersley x

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    • Tarek Mostafa

      Tarek Mostafa

      Jul 5, 2018


    • Jane Boyce

      Jane Boyce

      Jul 5, 2018

      Thank you to all the men and women and all the agency’s involved xx


    • Jill and John Brimley

      Jill and John Brimley

      Jul 5, 2018

      Well done for taking the initiative to set this up. Jill and John Brimley


    • Joann Aldred

      Joann Aldred

      Jul 5, 2018

      Craig, thank you for setting this up.Suggestion: please add £1 and £5 to your donation page ( not everybody who wants to show appreciation will have £10 to spare ).


    • Anonymous


      Jul 5, 2018

      Fantastic what they are doing


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