Back in April we received a wonderful email from the fire-fighters of Ashford Blue Watch saying that they would like to help out and raise some funds toward my Indoor Garden. They came up with a wonderful idea…to do a car wash…but while dressed as Super Heroes! They had a fantastic day and lots and lots of people turned out with their dirty and very dirty cars to be washed, in fact over 100 cars in one afternoon! I think they must be real super heroes to be able to do that, not just pretend.
As well as raising lots of money, they were able to speak to lots of people and help spread awareness about the few children like me who have XP. They even let the children who came with their parents have a sit on a real life fire engine! Very Cool!!
I was very eager to go and say thank you to everyone at Blue Watch, so I was VERY excited when they invited me to come along and say hello. All day before we went I was very excited and kept reminding my baby brother Raife, that we were going to see a “fire truckie”.
When we arrived Fireman Neil opened the big station doors to meet us and I saw all the huge, red engines. I did get a bit shy, but was very interested when they showed me the office and I got to meet the rest of the crew, I even got to say hello to a real Fireman Sam, and see a Fireman slide down their Fireman`s pole!
Fireman Neil showed me all the equipment they use; their boots are very heavy! I think I would be a great Fireman as they also wear gloves and a big hat with visor and have to cover all their skin to keep it safe.
When I saw all the amazing engines I wasn`t shy anymore and I had lots of fun looking at them all. I even got to sit in the driver`s seat and do some driving and see the flashing blue lights! It was so exciting!!
I had to wear my protection during the visit but my new Fire-fighter friends were very good at helping me in and out of the engines so that my hat stayed on…they are very high, it`s a big climb!
After I had been around all the engines (several times)…..I had a very special treat. Raife and I got to sit in the back of an engine with Mummy when the siren was on…it was very loud, I was amazed how brave Mummy and baby Raife were!
Just when I thought I would burst, with the most fun ever, I then got to be a real Fireman and spray their water hose. I was very glad that Fireman Nathan was there to help me as it was very heavy but we really enjoyed trying to wash the cars in the carpark.
Raife and I had such a wonderful time with Ashford Blue Watch it was an amazing afternoon we will all remember for a very long time, definitely long after when I am 3 years old!
Thank you all at Blue Watch for your fantastic fundraising efforts, a wonderful afternoon and for my very own, little red fire truckie!
It was just wonderful to meet you all
THANK YOU, Eddison (& baby Raife) x xx