Thursday, 20 February 2014

Make a splash at your local fire station



Fire fighters up and down East Sussex are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in the National Car Wash this March, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity's largest national fundraising event of the year. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, there couldn’t be a better time for motorists to take their car along and have it washed in return for a donation. All funds raised go to The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of life-enhancing services for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Des Prichard, 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 fire fighters the opportunity to share important safety messages with members of their local community. We are delighted to be getting involved and would ask local people to come along and support the day”  

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

  • Bexhill Community Fire Station, Beeching Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, TN39 3LG – Saturday 8th March between 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Roedean Community Fire Station, Roedean Road, Roedean, BN2 5RA – Saturday 15th March between 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • Battle Community Fire Station, London Road, Battle, TN33 0EU – Saturday 15th March between 10.00 – 3.00pm
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  • Crowborough Community Fire Station, Beacon Road, Crowborough, TN6 1AF - Saturday 8th March between 2.00pm - 5.30pm.  
  • Wadhurst Community Fire Station, High Street, Wadhurst, TN5 6BX – Saturday 1st March between 10:00am - 4:00pm
Chief Executive of The Fire Fighters Charity, John Parry, added: “The National Car Wash provides a vital source of income for our charity, as well as being a fun event with the opportunity for the Fire and Rescue Service to talk to members of the public about issues such as flooding, road safety and fire prevention.

“As a charity, we rely entirely upon donations from the general public and the fire and rescue community. We would like to encourage members of the public to show their support for our fire fighting heroes by visiting their local fire station - and afterwards drive away safely, in a clean car!"

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