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FIREFIGHTERS from West Sussex will be taking part in a huge national car wash.

In aid of the Fire Fighter’s Charity – which looks after injured firefighters and their families – West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service will be at the ready with sponges at hand this Saturday September 17.

The Wash Day aims to be both fun and educational and gives residents the chance to meet their local firefighters and have an informal chat about fire safety issues while their cars are given a clean.

Firefighters will be taking part at Chichester fire service headquarters, in Northgate, Chichester, and across the county between 10am and 4pm.

Spokeswoman Sarah Adams said: ‘Come what may, whatever the weather firefighters will be filling their buckets and foaming their sponges to offer residents a car washing service at their local fire station in return for a charity donation.

‘All proceeds will go to the national firefighters charity which provides valuable treatment and support services to more than 17,000 firefighters who are injured each year.

‘The National Car Wash Day is one of the charity’s largest fundraising events of the year and involves fire stations throughout the UK.

‘So if your car looks like it could do with sprucing up then get yourself along to your local fire station.’

For more information on the Fire Fighters Charity – and the work it does do – look online at firefighterscharity.org.uk.