Colyton firefighters clean up to aid service charity

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 October 2015

Colyton fire station car wash for charity. Ref mha 4434-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Colyton fire station car wash for charity. Ref mha 4434-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Firefighters at Colyton were busy with their buckets on Saturday - but there were no flames to quench.

Fire fighter Lee Clifford at the Colyton fire station car wash for charity. Ref mha 4443-41-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeFire fighter Lee Clifford at the Colyton fire station car wash for charity. Ref mha 4443-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Instead, crew members were washing cars to raise vital funds for their service charity.

Motorists were invited to take their cars along and have them washed in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters’ Charity, the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Chief fire officer Lee Howell said: “Monies raised through national fundraising initiatives provide a real boost to The Fire Fighters’ Charity.

“As well as being a fun and popular event for the charity, the national car wash also gives our firefighters the opportunity to share important safety messages with members of their local community.

Fire fighter Tracy Bigwood with ten year old Stanley Keight at the Colyton fire station car wash for charity. Ref mha 4436-41-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeFire fighter Tracy Bigwood with ten year old Stanley Keight at the Colyton fire station car wash for charity. Ref mha 4436-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

“Valued donations go to helping thousands of men, women and children from the fire and rescue community during times of need.”

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