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Bucks Fire v Thames Valley Police

Bucks Fire v Thames Valley Police

Monday 22nd June 2017 saw the return of the annual Bucks Fire v Thames Valley Police charity football match. A community charity event designed to raise much needed funds for the following four charities:

  • The FireFighters Charity
  • Thames Valley Police Benevolent Fund
  • Milton Keynes Dons Football Club Sports and Education Trust
  • Willen Hospice


Before kick off  there was a minutes silence held to pay respect to two Thames Valley Police officers who have sadly lost their lives within the last couple of months.

The game was played in good spirits, but after last years heavy defeat Bucks Fire were in no mood to walk off the pitch empty handed. After going behind just before half time to what looked like a dubious goal, Bucks Fire regrouped during half time and came out stronger in the second half. Shaun Carr a Firefighter from Great Holm Fire Station (who was terrorising the Police defence all night) Was awarded a penalty, Shaun picked himself up, but must have left his composure on the ground as the ball sailed over the bar . Shaun however did regain some pride by scoring a good goal shortly after his miss and from then on there was only going to be one winner. Shortly after Shaun’s goal Bucks Fire won a free kick on the edge of the box, with Paul Dearlove (an Apprentice Firefighter from Buckingham) over the ball it was bound to be a great delivery, it was, and it resulted in a well taken goal. Bucks Fire managed to see out the remaining 25 minutes with ease, with Craig Newman (A Senior BI Analyst from Service Head Quarters) in goal having little to do and the game ending 2-1.

A big thank you to all the supporters from Bucks Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and the local community. The generous donations received will really made a difference to four fantastic charities.

The money will be counted and the grand total will be published, but we look on track smash last years £4,000 total.



  1. Craig Newman
  2. Ricky Smith
  3. Tom Bamford
  4. Callum Hudson
  5. David Pike
  6. Graham Freer
  7. Paul Dearlove
  8. Marcus Hussey
  9. Shaun Carr
  10. John Williams
  11. Alec Watts
  12. Adam Burch
  13. Jason Thelwell QFSM
  14. Karl Jones
  15. ​Oliver Franklin
  16. Ben Taylor


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