FIREFIGHTERS turned their hoses on to something a little less dangerous than usual when they took part in a charity car wash.
Watches at Fareham, Cosham and Gosport fire stations took part in the national day on Saturday for the Fire Fighters Charity, which happens twice a year. And the day helped raise hundreds for the cause.
Paul Cambell, watch manager at Fareham, said: ‘It was a slow start because the weather wasn’t so hot to begin with, but it picked up as it improved and we made just under £800.
‘It was good to see people coming out even in the rain, and there were others supporting us with beeps on their horns and that sort of thing.’
Firefighter Tony Read from Cosham said: ‘Considering the weather, I think we did all right.
‘We just cracked on and tried to get people in there and have as much of a laugh with it as we can.
‘People have been very generous – we don’t charge a set amount – it’s whatever people want to give us and there were lots of notes going in there.’
He added: ‘We also had some great guys from South Downs College with us who worked hard all day.’
The charity provides services for serving and retired firefighters and needs to raise £9m a year to keep itself going.
For more information go to firefighterscharity.org.uk