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Bexhill Fire Station Open Day 31/8/13'Sam and Henley Allen ENGSUS00120130209142309
Bexhill Fire Station Open Day 31/8/13'Sam and Henley Allen ENGSUS00120130209142309

There’s clean and then there’s squeaky clean - get the motor looking magnificient, and do your bit for charity by rocking up to the car wash at Bexhill Community Fire Station tomorrow.

Fire fighters up and down East Sussex have been 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 & 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 encourage local people to come along and support the day.”

The event in Beeching Road starts tomorrow morning at 10am and is on until 3pm. Other stations are involved during the month, including Battle on March 15.

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.”

Photo: the station looking splendid on open day