FIREFIGHTERS have said a huge thank you to all those who
got their vehicles washed at a fire station over the weekend as
part of National Car Wash Day.
The event saw staff from across Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Service pull together to make it such a great success - raising
thousands of valuable pounds for The Fire Fighters
BBC Radio Manchester's 'Manhunt' crew even called in at Cheadle
Fire Station to give firefighters a helping hand - as part of their
show that sees them venture around Greater Manchester solving
This event also provided an opportunity for people in the community
to meet and have a chat with their local firefighters about keeping
their homes safe from fire.
The money raised will help the fire fighting community with any
support and assistance and help towards the continued good work
offered by the UK centres in Cumbria, Devon and West Sussex - which
offer varying combinations of therapy and recuperation services for
all fire service staff.
County Fire Officer and Chief Executive Steve McGuirk said: "The
continued support that the Charity offers is extremely valued by
all members of staff and I would like to extend my sincere thanks,
on behalf of The Fire Fighters Charity, to both the people of
Greater Manchester and our staff for their brilliant efforts over
the weekend. There is still time to boost the funds raised by
calling into one of our car washes this weekend."
Events this weekend will take place between 10am and 4pm
Fire Station - Saturday, September 24
opposite Tesco - Saturday, September 24
Fire Station - Sunday, September 25
Final amount raised will be available once all car wash events have
Above are some pictures taken on Saturday 17.9.11:
Pic 1 - Broughton's car wash
Pic 2 - Sale's car wash
Pic 3 - Wythenshawe's car wash
Pic 4 - Cheadle firefighters with BBC Radio Manchester's 'Manhunt'