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Macmillan Coffee Morning held in memory of colleague at Newark Fire Station




Firefighters held a Macmillan Coffee Morning at Newark Fire Station in memory of a colleague.

Blue Watch colleagues of Firefighter Graham McGuigan, who died from cancer, invited the public in to share their experiences of cancer.

The event took place in the suite that is named after Graham, who was 44 and a married father of three.

Firefighters including Watch Manager Simon Turley (centre) are pictured with some who went along to Newark Fire Station's Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Firefighters including Watch Manager Simon Turley (centre) are pictured with some who went along to Newark Fire Station's Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Watch manager Simon Turley said: “Graham was a mate to all of us and a very able firefighter.

“He was a big part of Blue Watch and the fire service family and we miss him.

“Today was an opportunity for people to come along to the fire station and share their experiences of cancer.

“Cancer is something that affects everybody in some way, whether it be directly or through a family member or friend.

“As a watch, and as a station, we wanted to do our bit for Macmillan and we have been very well supported along the way.”

There was cake and coffee and tea, thanks to sponsorship from 776 Gym and cake-maker Bakkavor, in exchange for a donation, in the Graham McGuigan Suite where the entertainment was provided by vocalist James Fry for no fee.

Graham served his home town of Newark for 19 years with Blue Watch.

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