Firefighters at Kingston fire station are holding an open day tomorrow (Friday, August 11), hoping to bring the community together and raise money for The Firefighters Charity.

There will be representatives from other emergency services, as well as Sherlock, the Fire Investigation dog.

As well as face painting, a colouring competition, a bouncy castle and a ‘soak a firefighter’ activity, there will be demonstrations and the chance to ask questions.

Watch manager Tamer Ozdemir said: “This year we've really pushed to make it more of a community day. We want people to spend hours with us, rather than just stop for a bit as they're passing by.

“It's more of a chance for members of the public to get to know us and meet people who actually attended Grenfell and the London terror attacks.

“It's also a chance for members of the emergency services to say thank you to the public. We've had people coming in, giving us cakes, making donations to the charity, thanking us after all of the horrible events recently.”

The Firefighters Charity provides support for members of the UK fire community who are injured, ill or require psychological help.

Mr Ozdemir said: “It's a really important charity. It helped me personally when I was injured, but it's vital this year with everything that’s gone on in London.”

The open day will take place at Kingston fire station between noon and 4pm.