Welcome to issue 42 of Firemark. Over the course of the following pages we are pleased to be able to bring you some of the very latest news from the Charity, and since our winter issue it's certainly fair to say that a great deal has happened. In recent years the Charity has been particularly focused upon trying to help more and more serving and retired Fire Service personnel and their families, and we are very proud that this progression continues to gather pace. This issue's special feature on the new Harcombe Therapy centre is testament to this progress, and illustrates two crucial factors which make this charity so unique. Firstly, the building of the new centre was only made possible by the success of the Phoenix Appeal, and in turn, the success of this Appeal is wholly attributed to the fantastic support given by the Fire Service community and members of the general public. …

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