Shropshire firefighters in month long Saturday charity car washes in March

Shropshire firefighters armed with buckets and sponges are taking part in the national Fire Fighters Charity car wash at fire stations across the county every Saturday in March.

They are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity which gives respite, recuperation and rehabilitation to sick or injured firefighters and their families.

A total of 11 fire stations in the county are offering the car cleaning service for a charity donation.

“The events have gone from strength to strength.  The local Barclays branch has kindly offered to match fund the donations collected as well as provide staff to take part,” said organiser Ashley Brown, a retained support officer from Bridgnorth.  

The first event begins on Saturday, March 8 when crews from Albrighton and Oswestry will clean any sized vehicle.  Albrighton will clean vehicles at their fire station on Newport Road while crews from Oswestry will be in Central Car Park, English Walls.

On March 15 fire crews from Shrewsbury, Wem, Whitchurch and Baschurch will wash vehicles for donations at their local fire stations.

Fire crews from Market Drayton and Hodnet will be ready at their fire station on March 22 while Ludlow firefighters will be at Harry Tuffins petrol station on the A49.

Finally the month long event will conclude with fire crews from Bridgnorth at their station in Innage Lane, Bridgnorth.

The event takes place in March and September each year and raises nationally over £100,000 for injured firefighters and their families. Last September  Shropshire firefighters from ten fire stations raised over £2,500 for the charity.

The Firefighters Charity is the only national charity which Each year the charity needs more than £8 million to secure the services at the three national centres around the country. The charity is entirely self funding and relies on the goodwill and generosity of donations from members of the public.  

The services which the charity offer are open to all serving operational fire fighters, Fire Control, support staff as well as those who are retired.

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