Make a splash at your local fire station!

Firefighter cleaning scotter at charity car washLet’s face it, washing the car is nobody’s favourite job. So why not take the hassle out of it and head down to your local fire station for the National Car Wash League. You’ll be helping to raise vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and you’ll put your local firefighters in the mix to win a national fundraising award.

Throughout March, firefighters across Cambridgeshire are holding charity car washes to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, a charity that has been supporting the fire services community for 75 years by who providing support and rehabilitation to the fire and rescue community.  The charity supports UK’s serving and retired members of fire and rescue staff – and their families.

Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash League is the Charity's largest national fundraising event of the year. As well as being a fun and popular fundraising event, the Car Wash also gives firefighters the unique opportunity to share vital community safety advice with a large cross-section of their community.

Owners of bicycles, mobility scooters, vans, trucks and even push chairs have been known to turn up for their wheels to be scrubbed clean at these events and firefighters will welcome vehicles of all shapes and sizes through the doors.

Chief Executive of The Fire Fighters Charity, Dr Jill Tolfrey, said: “The National Car Wash League provides a vital source of income for the Charity, as well as being a fun and popular event. It costs £8.5million a year to keep The Fire Fighters Charity running – and with no regular government funding, we rely completely on your donations and goodwill. You can show your support to our firefighting heroes by visiting your local fire station – and afterwards drive away safely, in a clean car!"

Chief Fire Officer Chris Strickland said: “Monies raised through national fundraising initiatives provide a real boost to The Fire Fighters Charity. We are delighted that our fire stations are getting involved and would urge local people to come along and support the day. Your valued donations will go towards helping thousands of men, women and children from the fire and rescue community during their times of need.

“Car washes in Cambridgeshire are always really well supported by the community and we hope lots of motorists will pop along at the events to help us raise funds for this worthwhile charity.”

Car wash events are being held at the following stations across Cambridgeshire:

For more information about The Fire Fighters Charity, or to find your nearest charity car wash, visit: https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/national-car-wash-league/car-wash-locations/