The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has continued its support for the Children’s Burns Trust (CBT) with a £2,000 donation on behalf of its members.
Each year the ASFP donates £10 of every ticket sale for its Annual Awards Lunch to CBT, as well as making a collection on each table from those who attend. With continued Covid-19 restrictions, the event could not take place this year. Recognizing that the work of the charity would be under significant pressure, the ASFP Council decided to make a similar contribution to the charity as it made 2019.
ASFP CEO Niall Rowan stated: ‘The ASFP and its members have long supported the Children’s Burns Trust and recognized the vital work it does in providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families, as well as prevention and awareness campaigns.
‘Despite the challenges of the year, we were keen to continue our support and were pleased to make a £2,000 contribution to help the charity to continue its important work.’
Writing in response to the donation, CBT Operations Manager Alison Tweddle declared: ‘I know that you are aware of the work we do but I would like to say how extremely grateful we are for your continued support. With the necessary limitations in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have suffered a severe reduction of the usual income needed to operate our services. However, the need for these services has not declined. We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact of this fundraising shortfall, and your support is indeed very much appreciated.
‘As a small charity we have been able to “turn on a sixpence” and are addressing the same needs in a different way – namely how to provide online rehabilitation support to the children and their families. We continue to provide emergency financial support to families immediately post-burn and have maintained our prevention programme.’
For more information, go to www.asfp.org.uk