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ROUND UP: Fire service attempt world record; Fundraising event for Surrey’s hospices; Fire station opening doors to public

Fire service attempt world record

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is preparing for a bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records for life-saving training.

Firefighters aim to beat the record for training people in CPR, which currently stands at 1,050.

They will make their attempt at Guildford Fire Station, Ladymead, on Saturday between 7am and 8pm.

The event is an opportunity to give staff and the public vital life-saving skills while also raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity and mental health charity Mind.

Anyone interested in taking part or going along to support the fire service can book online.


Chairman to hold fundraising event for Surrey’s hospices

A black tie event is being held by Surrey County Council chairman Sally Marks to raise money for hospices across Surrey.

The fundraiser, which takes place at Loseley Park in Guildford, will feature a silent auction, a live auction, a raffle and a meal.

The event, which is open to anyone, takes place on Wednesday 13 July from 7pm.

Mrs Marks said: “I’m passionate about supporting our local hospices as they provide vital respite care not only for the carers but also those receiving care. Every hospice has to find a large chunk of its funding from the public and this event is something I can do to help so I hope people can attend and raise crucial money.”

Anyone wanting to go can contact the Chairman’s Office on 02085 419031 or email


Fire station opening doors to public

Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show at an open day on Sunday.

Leatherhead Fire station in Cobham Road will throw open its doors to the public from 11am to 3pm.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service crews will be on hand to tell people about their work and offer fire safety tips.

More information is available on the county council website.


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