Fire-fighters Wash Cars For Charity
FIRE-fighters at Ely Fire Station in Egremont Street took part in The National Car Wash on Saturday and raised �270 for The Fire Fighters Charity. Fire-Fighters across the UK were washing the nation s cars in exchange for a donation for the charity which
FIRE-fighters at Ely Fire Station in Egremont Street took part in The National Car Wash on Saturday and raised �270 for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Fire-Fighters across the UK were washing the nation's cars in exchange for a donation for the charity which helps more than 17,000 men, women and children from the fire-fighting community every year.
The National Car Wash is the charity's largest national fund-raising event of the year. In 2008 the event raised more than �340,000 which went directly towards helping beneficiaries, including injured fire-fighters requiring therapy treatments and bereaved fire-fighters' families.
The event also gives fire-fighters an opportunity to interact with a large cross-section of the community, and promote important Community Fire Safety initiatives.
Two National Car Washes are held each year, in March and September. The next one will be on September 18.
3437: Ely fire-fighters washing cars for charity. From left: Peter Hotine, Jason Barrett, Lee Alsop, Simon Stokell, Dominic Mould and John Wade.
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