Mersey Fire and Rescue Service are supporting the Year of Action on Cancer, by painting one of their working fire engines pink!
The vehicle, renamed Lilly the Pink, was the idea of Fire Officer Paul Hitchen, who saw a similar project run in America. Paul lost his father to oral cancer 20 years ago and was keen to try the idea here in Merseyside.
The fire engine has been painted pink and branded with cancer awareness messages and will be fully operational, answering emergency calls in the region. Lilly will also attend community events and will make her first public appearance at Race for Life Aintree on 24th June, and she will also attend Race for Life events at Wirral, Sefton Park and Knowsley and she’ll be at Liverpool Pride in August.
Liverpool Model and Cancer Research UK supporter Amanda Harrington, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan, and Andy Hull of Liverpool PCT attended a press launch and photo shoot at Kensington Fire Station to officially “launch” Lilly.