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Joint police and fire service day in Newmarket raises money for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:41 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 September 2018

The tug-of-war at the joint police and fire service day in Newmarket Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

The tug-of-war at the joint police and fire service day in Newmarket Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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The county’s police and fire service celebrated their growing collaboration with a joint family day in Newmarket, which raised around £3,500 for charity.

More than 1,500 people attended the Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service event, held at George Lampton Fields on Sunday, September 2.

Entertainment included police versus fire football games, a tug-of-war, a United States Air Force military dog display, and a bouncy castle.

Children could also browse the Moons Toy Store, visit a racing centre with mechanical horses, and play on the bouncy castle.

Amazing Reptiles, the Newmarket Sea Cadets and the Salvation Army were among some of the other organisations present at the event.

Pc Helen Self said: “It was well attended, and saw large crowds coming into the fire station and police station.”

The police and fire service in Newmarket moved into a joint station in March, with the fun day serving to promote and support this union.

The event raised around £3,500, with proceeds going to Care of Police Survivors and the Fire Brigade Charity.

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