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.


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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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