Corby charity car wash firefighters invite public to splash the cash

The firefighters will be raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity

By Alison Bagley
Friday, 23rd April 2021, 7:36 pm

Firefighters at Corby fire station will be volunteering their time for a good cause and will hope to clean up with a car wash to help a charity close to their hearts.

For the second year running, firefighters will be raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity which supports all members of the fire service who may be suffering from mental, physical or social issues.

Members of the public will be able the drive through the Phoenix Parkway fire station and have their vehicles made squeaky clean in return for a donation to the charity.

Picture courtesy of Cameron Walton

Organiser, Craig Douglas, Red Watch Commander at Corby Fire Station, hopes to see the public lend their support in a similar way to last year, when the first charity car wash was held.He said: “The Fire Fighters Charity is a really important cause for us to support. They help with welfare and rehabilitation for injured firefighters and offer support for the whole fire family – it’s not just for operational staff.

“We did our first charity car wash for them last year and raised almost £2,000, so the aim this year is to try and beat that. We understand that times are very hard for people at the moment during the coronavirus pandemic, but whatever anyone can spare – even if it’s a couple of pennies – will add to the final total and will make a big difference.”

The event will take place on Saturday, April 24 at Corby Fire Station, in Phoenix Park Way, from 10am to 4pm.

Craig added: "Covid-19 protocols will be in the place, so we would respectfully ask anyone who attends to remain in their vehicle throughout."

Corby Firefighters

Anyone who wishes to volunteer their time on Saturday to help with the organisation and operation of the car wash can email Craig Douglas on [email protected]

To find out more about The Fire Fighters Charity click here.

The car wash is this weekend