Firefighter hailed as 'an absolute legend' retires
- Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
A firefighter who is retiring after 19 years of service has been described as an “absolute legend”.
Matt Scruby has spent that time at Cottenham Fire Station and has helped raise funds for different charities during his career in the fire service.
One of those charity efforts was launching a fundraiser to provide iPads to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where close friend Danny Granger was treated for Covid-19.
That fundraiser, in memory of Mr Granger, raised over £6,600.
One former colleague described Mr Scruby as an “absolute legend.
“He has dedicated his own time support and organising charity events, raising thousands of pounds over the years.
“I’m proud to have worked with you and have the privilege to call you a friend.”
Cottenham Fire Station said Mr Scruby “will be missed”, while many others wished the firefighter a happy future.
Mr Scruby’s fundraiser for Mr Granger, who died in February, had an initial target of £1,200 needed to purchase the tablet computers for the intensive care unit where he stayed.