Shropshire fire fighters in charity car wash

Staff at Rybrook Shrewsbury are joining fire fighters at a charity car wash at Shrewsbury fire station on Saturday September 29 in aid of the national Fire Fighters Charity.

Shropshire firefighters promise a fast response as always – especially when they clean cars on behalf of the national Fire Fighters Charity on Saturday, September 29th.

Fire crews will be out across the county for the National Car Wash 2012 event – the charity’s largest fundraising event of the year to raise money for injured firefighters.

In Shrewsbury, they are being joined by Rybrook Shrewsbury car dealership staff who are transferring their own Saturday car wash service for their Mini customers to Shrewsbury fire station. Barclays Bank staff in Shrewsbury have volunteered to help at the car wash and their manager said Barclays will donate a pound for every pound raised as part of their support.

Motorists are invited to make a donation to the charity in exchange for a very clean car. They will also be able to pick up information on fire safety in the home and ask any questions about smoke alarms or fire prevention.

Firefighter Chris White promised that cars would not be abandoned covered in suds if a 999 call is received and firefighters have to leave quickly.

“We have drafted in extra volunteers to ensure fire cover is maintained and that there are enough people to wash cars.”

Motorists can get their car washed on the drill yard at Shrewsbury fire station in St Michael's Street from 10.30am to 2.30pm on September 29 and at Cleobury Mortimer fire station on the same day. Whitchurch firefighters raised £350 with their efforts last week.

The National Car Wash is the charity's largest fundraising event of the year and involves fire stations throughout the UK washing the nation’s cars, in exchange for a donation.

25th September, 2012