WEST Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s summer gala raised £10,000.
The money has now been split between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Fire Services’ National Benevolent Fund and local charities.
Katie Gration from Yorkshire Air Ambulance received a cheque for £2,500 at a presentation ceremony at the brigade’s headquarters in Birkenshaw.
West Yorkshire Chief Fire Officer Phil Toase, who is also chairman of the Benevolent Fund in West Yorkshire, received a cheque for £3,200 on behalf of the national fund.
An estimated £4,000 was raised by local charities from the Birkenshaw area at the gala on the day.
BBC Look North presenter Ian White attended the presentation.
Gala organiser Brian Hughes – who is now retired from the service but continues to devote his own time to the charity event – was also honoured at the presentation.
As a thank-you for his work he was presented with a limited edition bronze statue which commemorates an explosion in Low Moor, Bradford in 1916 where six firefighters lost their lives.
Mr Toase said: “Brian has put an awful lot of his own time and effort into making the gala a success and we very much appreciate that.”
Next year’s gala will be held at the Birkenshaw headquarters on July 12.