Comments from the seven beneficiary charities involved.

Cathy Elliott, Community Foundation for Merseyside's Development Director, said: "Community Foundation for Merseyside is delighted to be an official charity for the World Firefighters Games 2008. The income generated from the games will provide an endowment legacy through our Merseyside Young Transformers Programme, tackling modern social issues and improving the lives of thousands of young people across Merseyside for generations to come."

FSNBF Chief Executive Roy Lawrenson commented: "The Fire Services National Benevolent Fund is very proud to be working alongside Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to produce the best World Firefighters Games in history. The generous support of everyone at MFRS means we can support the 11,000 fire services people who suffer physical or emotional injury every year. …

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