By hippychic1 at 10:08 on 16/10/12
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Whatever the weather, Yate Fire Station is throwing its doors open to the public this weekend for a fund-raising fun day.
The station is holding an activity-filled open day on Saturday (20 October) between 10am and 3pm.
The event has been organised to raise money for the Fire Fighter's Charity, and also to support the local Corin's First Steps appeal.
Corin Potts is a four-year-old boy from Yate with cerebral palsy whose family has been raising money for him to undergo life-changing surgery which will hopefully enable him to walk.
The fun day on Saturday will enable people to get up close and personal with fire appliances and equipment.
There will be various fire service displays throughout the day, including chip pan fire demonstrations, road traffic collision demonstrations and water pumping displays.
The Avon Fire & Rescue Service Brass Band will be playing, and there will also be an Avon and Somerset Police pod at the station.
There will be a wide variety of games and sideshows, a bouncy castle, hog roast and refreshments.
The event is free to attend and any money made through the various stalls and attractions will be donated to the two worthy causes.
The fun day has been organised by Firefighter Emma Williams, a member of Red Watch at Yate.
She said: "People will be able to try on some of our old firefighter kit and get into an appliance.
"The fun day will be going ahead whatever the weather; if it rains, people will be able to watch the various displays from undercover positions at the fire station.
"We are hoping that a big crowd will attend to support two very worthy causes."
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012