Welcome to Issue 40 of Firemark. 2005 certainly promises to be an exciting year for the charity. This Summer's issue highlights some of our 'year-to-date' successes, as well as Some key events which we have to look forward to later this year. We live in exciting times for the charity, and hopefully the following pages will convey some of the reasons why.

As regular readers will know, the Phoenix Appeal was launched in late 2004, in order to raise the 2.5 million [pounds sterling] needed to build the charity's new therapy centre at Harcombe House, Devon. The Appeal has gone from strength to strength since its inception, and with the continued support of Fire Service personnel nationwide we hope to soon be able to help thousands more Fire Service beneficiaries who are in need. …

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