Squeezy Does It

PUBLISHED: 11:55 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:23 04 May 2010

Ady Slack giving blood

Ady Slack giving blood

BLOOD donors, Ely Fire Station manager, Ady Slack, and Queen Adelaide-based community fire safety officer, Julie Sandbrook have celebrated the hand over of a special free gift to help the National Blood Service. Six hundred squeezy plastic fire engines, p

BLOOD donors, Ely Fire Station manager, Ady Slack, and Queen Adelaide-based community fire safety officer, Julie Sandbrook have celebrated the hand over of a special free gift to help the National Blood Service.

Six hundred squeezy plastic fire engines, presented to the fire service by an Ely company, are being given to blood donors to get their blood pumping.

The toys, printed with the fire safety message "Smoke Alarms Save Lives", were given by Addictive Merchandise and fire-fighters decided to hand them over after Julie discovered how useful they were while donating blood 10 weeks ago.

She said: "They fit very snugly in the palm of your hand and are fantastic for keeping the blood circulating while you are giving blood.

"Those who read the message and make sure they have a working smoke alarm at home may have potentially saved their own life, while saving the lives of others."

The squeezy fire engines will be handed out to donors across Cambridgeshire over the coming weeks.

Pictured giving blood for the first time is Jake Scott Paul, merchandise director of Addictive Merchandise, watched over by Gilly Course, donor carer from the National Blood Service and Ady Slack, Ely Fire Station manager, who has been giving blood for more than 20 years.

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