Billingshurst fire crews holding charity car wash

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It’s buckets and sponges at the ready on Saturday March 23rd, as firefighters at Billingshurst Fire Station take part in the annual Fire Fighters Charity car wash.

Come rain or shine, firefighters will be turning their attention to the county’s muddiest vehicles as they offer residents a car washing service at their local fire station in exchange for a donation to the Fire Fighters Charity.

The Fire Fighters Charity provides pioneering treatment and support services to the thousands of firefighters who are injured each year.

The annual car wash is the charity’s largest national fundraising event and involves fire services from all around the UK.

The car washing event is a chance not only to raise money for a charity that relies almost entirely on fundraising to be able to support those firefighters in need, but also gives local crews the opportunity to chat to residents more informally about fire and road safety whilst they are giving their cars the emergency-clean treatment.

This years’ organiser, firefighter Martin McKilligin, said: “All too often our crews see first hand how fires and road traffic collisions can devastate lives so it’s great to be able to take this more relaxed opportunity to pass on what may be life saving tips and advice, while at the same time raising money for a great charity that is very close to our hearts.”

If you think your car could do with a bit of a wash and polish then come on down to your local Fire Station this Saturday between 10am and 4pm and let the firefighters give it the full 999 treatment.