TOTALS from Oldham fire stations' car washes have been
almost doubled thanks to Barclays - meaning that more than £5,500
goes to the Fire Fighters Charity thanks to the events on the
Firefighters, staff and volunteers went to great efforts to make
the charity events a success and threw open the fire station doors
to everyone in the community to make it a success.
Crews and staff even managed to get a local celebrity involved -
reality television star Michelle Marsh went to Chadderton Fire
Station to show their support.
Staff from Barclays branches in the borough also worked hard
washing cars on the day to support the GMFRS drive to raise money
for a good cause.
The bank supported the occasion as part of its Employees in the
Community Scheme - where Barclays employees around the world are
encouraged and supported to give their time and skills to their
chosen community causes.
Following the event, the bank has agreed to give £2,259 in
addition to the funds that were raised at the stations on the day.
The combined totals from the stations was £3,283 - meaning that
£5,533 goes to the Fire Fighters Charity.
Oldham Borough Manager Kev Talbot said: "Firefighters, staff and
volunteers across Oldham Borough put on a fantastic effort over the
weekend in aid of the car wash.
"Stations were supported by off duty firefighters, volunteers,
Prevention staff, Barclays employees as well as the odd celebrity
here and there.
"It was a great effort by all involved. We must also thank the
communities of Oldham, who came in steady numbers throughout the
day, kept our spirits high and gave very generously."