2018 is the 75th anniversary of the Fire fighters charity. From its roots assisting bereaved families of firefighters killed during the blitz, to a modern day service that provides life enhancing health and wellbeing support to the whole fire community, the charity is proud to serve our everyday firefighting heroes.

Every year the Fire Fighters Charity support thousands of beneficiaries, serving and retired, and their dependants through a broad range of service. These Include:

  • Rehabilitation(physical and psychological) through its three specialist centres.
  • Health and Wellbeing – appropriate for long-term conditions.
  • Advice, Information and Support.
  • Child and Family Programme.


The Dr Ted Children’s Appeal is run by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. Since 2012, it has raised thousands of pounds to help improve the experience children, young people and their families have of the care they receive in the community and at Rotherham hospital. The appeal raises money to fund everything from sensory toys and games to specialist medical equipment and the refurbishment of play areas and family rooms.

Fundraising and donations have enabled the Charity to fund new toys for Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, a magician to make youngsters on the Children’s Ward smile and biliblankets which allow parents to cuddle their new-borns while they are receiving phototherapy treatment on the Special Care Baby Unit.


Headway Rotherham is the brain injury support group. Based in Victoria Hall, Rawmarsh we offer information, support and advice to adult brain injury survivors, carers and their families. Survivors require support to come to terms with change in lifestyle following brain injury and to deal with practical and emotional issues.

For 30 years HR has provided a range of community based services and activities that address these needs. Services include, Advocacy, counselling, and Peer Support and activities such as weekly coffee mornings, social evenings, ten pin bowling, art and craft classes and occasional day trips out. These help to rebuild independence, self confidence and resilience as well as make life-long friends.