Charities have been handed a share of a £40,000 cash handout from Cleveland Fire Brigade’s trading company cfb Risk Management.
The sum of money was shared equally between the 30 charities, which will all receive cheques for £1,333, during a ceremony at Cleveland Fire Brigade headquarters at Queens Meadow, Hartlepool.
Those receiving the funds range from hospices, hospitals and mental health groups to sea cadets, stroke clubs and community projects.
The nominated charities are all recognised as helping improve the safety and quality of life within the local community.
Gary Cawley, director for cfb Risk Management, said: “Following a successful year for the company we are delighted to fulfil our pledge that all profits will be directly reinvested to support local people.
“All these registered charities do outstanding work and this money will help them to continue.”
Ian Hayton, chief fire officer at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “It is an absolute privilege to be able to give these charities a much merited and well deserved early Christmas present.
“We have a great community in Cleveland and these charities are first-class examples of how we all work together for the benefit of everybody.”
Some of the charities that will recieve the funds include: Hartlepool Foodbank, Hartlepool & District Hospice, Hartlepool Special Needs Support Group, Bridge Dementia Care, Dyslexia Action, Education Centre for Children with Downs Syndrome, Stockton Crime Prevention and Stockton Physically Handicapped Club.