Cameron Moore, aged 13 from Kempston in Bedfordshire is a supporter and regular fundraiser for The Firefighters Charity.
On 26th February he was presented with a certificate for his efforts at Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters.
Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller, CBE and Service Operational Commander, Andy Peckham presented Cameron with his certificate.
Cameron raised £500 last year after he organised The Flame Run, a virtual race that anyone could take part in, running 5K, 10K or 20k over a period time or in one go. 95 people took part in The Flame Run and posted updates on their progress to his Facebook page.
Cameron created a QR code which took entrants to an application form which then linked to a spreadsheet where all of the entrants were recorded. Cameron sent out medals to all the participants which he sourced and designed himself.
When asked why he fundraises for The Fire Fighters Charity Cameron said “From a young age I have admired the work the Fire Service does. My Nan has been a Firefighter for 28 years and my Mum is a Home Safety Adviser. I decided in 2014 that I was going to fund raise for the Fire Fighters Charity as they provide life changing support for the Fire Service community and I have been coming up with different fundraising ideas since then.”
Service Operational Commander, Andy Peckham said: “Cameron is a real inspiration. He has family ties to the Fire and Rescue Service however his commitment toward fundraising for our charity is his own choice, and we are most grateful to him for it. So far he has raised around £2,000 through a variety of activities from running a stall to taking part in a Tough Mudder run to climbing a mountain, and he’s now planning his next event; kayaking 75 miles!”
Regional Fundraising Officer, Laura Harden from The Firefighters Charity said: “All at The Fire Fighters Charity are hugely grateful for Cameron’s support over the last couple of years. Cameron has raised in total just enough to pay for a firefighter from Bedfordshire to attend a week’s rehabilitation at one of our Charity’s Centres should they need to. Cameron really is an inspiration and a great example to others of how you can use your spare time to better yours and other people’s lives. Cameron has needed very little support in raising the funds, with all the drive and energy coming from him. We’re in awe of the Virtual Run he’s organised last year and that he managed to get so many people to take part and raise funds for our Charity. Thanks so much Cameron, you truly deserve this certificate in recognition of your effort and hard work.’
“If anyone else would like to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and follow in Cameron’s footsteps, they can join us on the #My75Mile campaign currently underway, encouraging all, beneficiaries, fire service personnel and the general public to get involved. You can find out more about the initiative and sign up here. Guess who has already signed up!”