Celebrity Campaign Supporters
The cast of Midsummer Night's Dream back the Campaign
The cast of Lilies On The Land back the Campaign
JONATHAN ANDREWS was in Windsor playing Emmet in Keeping Up Appearances at the Theatre Royal, Windsor in December. He wholeheartedly supports the campaign to keep the fire station open 24 hours.
Kirsty Gallacher shows her support for the campaign
Brampton Fire Services - Ontario Canada add their support to the Windsor Campaign
Flavia and Vincent from the BBC show Strictly come Dancing
said "Save Windsor fire station" to show their support for the campaign.
Geraldine McEwan - who was born and grew up in Old Windsor - "I was very sorry to hear that the fire station might be closed and I would like to support you in your fight to prevent this". Geraldine McEwan is one of England's most talented and versatile actresses. Her extensive theatre career is marked along the way with memorable performances that have taken risks and broken new ground, such as award-winning productions of The Rivals, The Way of the World, and The Chairs.
Barbara Windsor says "Carry on fighting"
Terry Wogan says "Support the fire service - Keep Windsor fire station open!"
The Daily Telegraph covered the story of the campaign on 14th February detailing the letters of support from the royal family and the celebrities. Read the article in full.
Tommy Walsh says "To Matt and all the guys at the fire station.
We all support everything you do. Keep the fire station open!"
Retief Goosen shows his support.
Russ Abbot adds his support to the campaign
Cliff Richard adds his support.
Dame Kelly Holmes who has joined the campaign to keep Windsor Fire Station 24/7. Kelly adds, ‘Save Windsor Fire Station!’
Kelly was on the Palace to Palace bike ride for charity. (Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle). She cycled close to Blue Watch at Windsor who are pictured with her.
Anna Friel, Windsor resident shows her support.
Christian O'Connell adds his support for the campaign
"Windsor Fire Station's got talent - and must not close". Piers Morgan
Warwick Davis says "Save Windsor Fire Station - Magic!"
Adrian Moorhouse lends his support
H.R.H Princess Anne
In a response to Michael Rowley the Fire Brigades Union Representative at Windsor Fire Station, in a letter dated 23rd June 2008 from the Private Secretary to The Princess Royal. It states, ‘Her Royal Highness congratulates you on your work as a firefighter in Windsor and sends you and your colleagues her best wishes for the future’.
Rudy Giuliani adds his support to the campaign
Alan Sugar adds his support to the campaign!
Local resident Timmy Mallett supports the Windsor Fire Station campaign
Windsor Rugby Club add their support
A message of support from Tom Adams
Tom Adams most famously starred in The Great Escape
Rolf Harris gives his support to the campaign
Torville and Dean
Heston Blumenthal shows his support
Nick Faldo, celebrity golfer and local resident, sends the campaign a message of support
Natalie Imbruglia, famous singer and local resident, sends the campaign a message of support
Michael Parkinson, famous chat show host and local resident, shows his support for the campaign:-
“I cannot understand why such an important service is tampered with and knocked about. It is an essential service and should be treated as such and people who seek to close fire stations need their heads examined.”
And now a quote from Michael Rowley the Fire Brigades Union Branch Representative at Windsor Fire Station;
‘We wholeheartedly thank Mr Parkinson for such strong, pragmatic support. He clearly understands the fundamental importance of emergency fire cover.’
Sue Holderness and John Challis show their support for the campaign.
"You're barking up the wrong tree SAVE OUR STATION"
Wayne Sleep visits the Windsor Station to show his support for the campaign.
Kris Marshall, actor and local resident,
visits Windsor Fire Station
And adds his support for the campaign
In 2000 Kris Marshall had his major breakthrough role as Nick Harper in the BBC sitcom My Family. In 2002 this role won him the best newcomer award at the British Comedy Awards. In 2003, he played a main character in the popular comedy film Love Actually, as the English character Colin Frissell, alongside Elisha Cuthbert. He went on to have more prominent film roles and play the lead in the television series Murder City and My Life in Film. He also starred in the 2005 BBC comedy series Funland. In 2006, he appeared onstage in The Hypochondriac and The Revenger's Tragedy. Since 2005, he has appeared in television advertisements for British Telecom alongside Esther Hall and, in 2007, he has appeared in a production of Treats opposite Billie Piper. Most recently he appeared in Catwalk Dogs, a one off television drama for ITV1.
Mark Wood, a former Windsor Firefighter, who created a company called Snowball Expeditions. They guided BBC TVs ‘Top Gear’ presenters Clarkson, May and Hammond to the North Pole this year. Mark is also attempting a world record climb on Everest South and an expedition to the North Pole in 2010.
" As an ex fire-fighter serving 10 years
at Windsor fire station and a good friend to a lot of people within the
community I can understand the importance of having a professional team
of fire-fighters operating a 24/7 system within the Windsor area. There
is too much emphasis on money and not enough thought on reality when dealing
with people’s lives. Even though I work in the cold climates of the world
now I fully support my friends and colleagues at the station and encourage
others to do the same"
Mark Wood - Snowballexpeditions.com Leader/ arctic guide.
Tony Benn - Shows his support
Picture courtesy of Windsor Express
Whilst in Windsor, Tony Benn, the world famous socialist campaigner and former Labour cabinet minister, gave his backing to the campaign to keep the fire station open 24 hours.
Elton John - local resident - Shows his support
"Please keep Windsor fire station open! They do a fantastic job for the community. Much love and support - Elton John"
Round the world yachtsman
(and former Firefighter!)
"As a former Fire-fighter based in Berkshire I spent some time serving at Windsor Fire station, the local area has a unique mix of historic buildings, industry and residential, downgrading fire cover will offer a lower level of safety for these residents of Windsor and the surrounding areas. I can't believe that this is desirable? and I support the team at the station in their efforts to maintain the first class service that only a full time fire crew can give." Mike Golding
Ralf Little visits Windsor fire station,
best known for playing Antony Royle, the son on the series The Royle Family. More recently he has starred in the sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, and Sky One's The Match. He has also appeared in a few films, including 24 Hour Party People and Al's Lads.
Ralf Little and Red Watch on the Long Walk in front of Windsor Castle