05 November 2010
This Saturday (6 November) Jersey Fire and Rescue will once again be getting their hoses and sponges out at the St Helier Fire Station to wash as many vehicles as possible for a charity car wash.
The event aims to raise money for 3 firefighting charities:
- the Jersey Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund
- the national Firefighter’s Charity
- the International Fire and Rescue Association
The car wash will be similar to past car wash events that have been held at the station and will aim to beat the previous record of vehicles washed in the time period.
Community Safety Manager Marc Le Cornu said “Thanks to the support of the public, our last charity car wash raised a substantial amount of money and we managed to wash just under 300 vehicles, including a tractor, a horse box and a coach. Hopefully, this year we can beat that record and wash more than 300 vehicles.”
Full-time, part-time (retained) and retired firefighters will all be volunteering their time to help with the car wash at the station. Members of the public are asked to make a donation in return for having their car washed.