Firefighters give cars a hosing for charity

The team passes the Nelson statue in Old Portsmouth. Picture: Keith Woodland (171022-0023)

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LOCAL firefighters are set to clean up this Saturday as they prepare for a national charity car wash day.

Fareham fire station is among those taking part across the country to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, the only official organisation that supports injured firefighters and their families.

Residents are invited to bring their cars to the station in Station Approach, Fareham, from 10am to 4pm, for a thorough wash-and-go treatment in exchange for a donation.

Station manager Tim Vile said: ‘The annual car wash is one of the main fundraising events for The Fire Fighters Charity.

‘It’s an opportunity for us to help raise money for a charity that relies entirely on the generosity of the public and fire fighting community.

‘It is also a great chance for people to come and meet their local firefighters and chat informally to us about fire safety, hopefully picking up a few extra tips on how to stay safe at home and on the road.’

Last year Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service raised £6,057 from its car washes.