Emergency services in south Cumbria united as one to raise money for charity.

Ulverston Blue Light Hub opened its doors on Saturday, June 22 with the aim of bringing in donations for St Mary's Hospice.

Representatives from Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Cumbria Police and the North West Ambulance Service were joined by the likes of Ulverston Inshore Rescue and the Furness Community First Responders.

People young and old got to try their hand at being a firefighterPeople young and old got to try their hand at being a firefighter (Image: Ulverston Blue Light Hub)

Thanks in large part to a raffle held on the day, the event managed to raise £297.50 for the hospice to provide a boost to their services.

The key priority around the open day, besides its charitable intentions, was to educate locals about how vital the emergency services are in the local area, highlighting the work they do daily.

A spokesperson from Ulverston Blue Light Hub commented: "Many thanks to all those who joined us at our Open Day on Saturday - we hope you had an enjoyable and informative day.

"Thanks also to those who bought raffle tickets."

The open day was well supported by the local communityThe open day was well supported by the local community (Image: Ulverston Blue Light Hub)

The Cumbria Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, David Allen, was one of the attendees on the day and he described the event as a 'fantastic day celebrating collaboration between blue light and volunteer services'.

A number of partners from the various emergency services were on hand to tell visitors about how they keep the community safe, with opportunities to meet the teams and view their vehicles.

One of the participants from Ulverston Inshore Rescue said: "[A] great day had by everyone supporting Ulverston’s Blue Light Hub Open Day - thank you to all who supported us."

The Ulverston Inshore Rescue team at the open dayThe Ulverston Inshore Rescue team at the open day (Image: Ulverston Inshore Rescue)

Meanwhile, the Cumbria Police Rural Team added: "[It was] a fantastic opportunity to catch up with partners from across the emergency and rescue services, and the commissioner [David Allen].

"A great turnout and lots of people to speak to about combatting rural crime."