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Last updated: 09/02/2018, 3:52 PM

Brigade walked side by side with Children’s burns charity

13/09/2015 00:00
London-wide
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We walked the (Monopoly) streets of London to support burned and injured children.

The Brigade teamed up with the esteemed Children of Fire charity(opens in a new window) on its annual Monopoly Moonwalk in support of the burned children harmed by fire and to raise public awareness of the much-needed aid that is still required.

The London Fire Commissioner, Fire Cadets, firefighters and other staff joined the children on stages of their walk to offer the Brigade's support of the children’s bravery and perseverance.

Raise awareness

London Fire Commissioner, Ron Dobson, said: "These children are extremely courageous and it is an absolute tragedy that they have been so seriously injured by fire.

"If we can help prevent another child from being injured or help raise awareness and support for those who have been, then their suffering won't have been in vain."

From the starting point of Elephant and Castle, the children and their supporters walked the 27 landmarks of the Monopoly Board onto Old Kent Road, the Tower of London (Jail), Vine Street and onwards to the final destination of Oxford Street.

The group of severely burned children walked with the Brigade to raise awareness and funds for this crucial charity, which aims to support similarly burned children, helping to heal both the internal psychological as well as the severe external scars that fire has left them.