More than £5,000 was raised for the Firefighters Charity at the Emergency One 2019 Charity Cup football match.

The fundraiser saw staff from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service take on the UK’s leading manufacturers of fire engines, Emergency One.

Several hundred spectators turned up to watch the charity match – the second of its kind – at Cumnock Juniors’ Townhead Park on Friday, July 26. Emergency One retained their title as champions for the second year running, with a 4-2 victory.

Elliot Boyce, project manager at Emergency One and the referee, said: “We started it last year. We’re looking to do it year on year.”

Elliot also said that “the football was good, adding: “You could see that the future is bright for Emergency One as youth played its part, although the fire brigade had the experience.

“I’d like to thank all the people on and off the park for making the event a success.

“Emergency One in partnership with Scottish Fire are proud to support the Firefighters Charity with this annual event.

“We currently have a strong relationship with Cumnock Fire Station.

“A number of our employees are part of the retained duty system and attend emergencies throughout the working day.”

Alan Brown from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added: “It went really well. It was a good game and plenty of people were there.”