ALMOST £3,000 was raised at Huddersfield Fire Station's open day last Saturday.
More than 1,500 people visited the station and more than two-thirds of the £2,906 total came from a collection by firefighters outside the station's front doors at Outcote Bank.
The money will be shared between the Yorkshire Air Amb- ulance and the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund.
The day included displays showing how to deal with chip pan fires, the chance for children to sit on a fire eng- ine and the opportunity to try Chinese, West Indian and Asian food.
More than 20 other groups and organisations had stalls.
These included Amnesty International, Connexions careers advice for young people, police crime prevention officers, Kirklees Energy Efficiency Service, Gateway which gives advice about disabilities, health and social services, Huddersfield Institute of Advanced Motorists, the Samaritans, the University of the Third Age for older people, and Victim Support Kirklees.