Children’s TV star sets Donington Fun Day alight

Fireman Sam is the star at a fun day in Donington for LIVES and Little Pickles Pre-School. Photo:  SG220613-124TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Fireman Sam is the star at a fun day in Donington for LIVES and Little Pickles Pre-School. Photo: SG220613-124TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

More than £1,300 was raised for voluntary life-savers and a pre-school in Donington, but it was TV favourite Fireman Sam who took all the headlines.

Families filled Donington Community Centre for a charity fun day for the LIVES volunteers and Little Pickles Pre-School, with Fireman Sam making a guest appearance.

Sandra Thacker, one of the organisers, said: “It went brilliantly, with a bouncy castle, tombola, Zumba dancing, raffle, trade stands and a fire engine with real firemen on board.

“But when the children saw Fireman Sam coming, they went mad and you could hear the screams from a mile away.”