The Fire Fighters Charity has received a cash boost from Liverpool cash plan provider Medicash.

The charity provides support, nursing and social care services to both serving and former members of the UK fire and rescue community who have suffered injury, illness or psychological trauma.

The donation from the Medicash Charitable Trust will fund specialist equipment to be used at Jubilee House – the Charity’s rehabilitation centre in Penrith, Cumbria. This equipment comprises an electric hoist and standing aid to help people rise and stand, enabling them to manoeuvre themselves into different positions more easily. It can also be used for exercise, promoting recovery and boosting confidence and wellbeing.

Nicky Patton, Rehabilitation Services Lead at The Fire Fighters Charity said: “This new equipment will make a huge difference to the nursing and rehabilitation staff at Jubilee House and to our beneficiaries. We know that our beneficiaries benefit hugely – both physically and psychologically – when their mobility is maintained and we are extremely grateful to Medicash for giving us the funding to pay for it.”

Andy Abernethy with Fire Fighters Charity

Andy Abernethy, Medicash Marketing Manager with Fire Fighters Charity

Andy Abernethy, marketing manager of Medicash said: “The Fire Fighters Charity performs important work for thousands of people who have served our communities. We are pleased to have been able to pay for this equipment which will improve their quality of life and make the nursing staff’s work easier.”

The Fire Fighters Charity was formed during the Second World War to support the bereaved families of firefighters who had died during the Blitz. Now, it supports over 5,000 people every year through its three centres and in communities across the UK. Her Majesty the Queen is the charity’s Patron.

The Medicash Charitable Trust has donated over £1m to health-related causes over the last ten years.