Volunteers from Operation Florian loaded a 40 ft container sponsored by the Lions Clubs international. The container was filled with firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) and other lifesaving items worth in the region of £160,000 UK pounds on the pre loved market. This valuable donation from our charity is bound for the Philippines as part of our ongoing support to the volunteer firefighters there and left the UK on the 4th April 2021. The fire service in the Philippine’s is severely affected by underfunding and many of their emergencies are tackled by volunteers with little or no PPE in some areas. Although our activities are restricted due to the worldwide pandemic, we are pleased to be able to support this vital service in whatever way we can. The charity would like to thank Lancashire Fire and Rescue service for their continued support and for providing a base for our north west stores. Recent PPE donations from Lancashire also Dorset and Wiltshire will be part of this aid. Without the fantastic support we receive from many Fire and Rescue services and the industry in general we would not be able to deliver the lifesaving support that is so gratefully received by our beneficiaries.