The Firefighters Charity

As an on-call firefighter in Scotland at the time of the Lockerbie bombing, now-retired John McCulloch saw unimaginable horrors on the job – but determined to continue helping people through the work he’d come to love, he managed to push the memories away at the time.

However, when he suffered a stroke at home in September 2019, John began struggling not only with his physical mobility, but also his mental health. John’s partner Helen became his carer practically overnight, helping with his day-to-day care throughout the pandemic. Luckily, having known about the Charity for years, they reached out for support – and have both been in touch ever since.

Read John’s incredible story >