OVER the past few months stations across the region have been dunking their sponges and washing your cars to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity and other fundraisers.
This year two stations in Greater Manchester - Bolton Central and Agecroft - have placed second and third in this year’s regional champions. Bolton Central Community Fire Station raised a terrific £2,043.99 with Agecroft raising a whopping £1,670.33.
Beginning in March, firefighters and volunteers, have carried out multiple car wash weekends and with help from members of the public have raised fantastic funds.
In total, GMFRS have raised a jaw-dropping £14,307 meaning we are Regional Car Wash Champions for the North-West once again, nearly doubling our fundraising efforts from last year where we raised £8,877.70.
Stations across Greater Manchester also raised money for firefighter Rick Casey who is continuing his battle with a rare form of cancer. Over £25,000 has been donated by colleagues, friends and members of the public to support Rick. If you haven’t yet donated and would like to, please visit the donation page. Also raising funds to help Rick and his family, Crew Manager Rob Bandey and Watch Manager Pete Stone are all set to take on the Great North Swim – read our news article.
GMFRS takes part in the National Car Wash League, hosted by The Fire Fighters Charity every year. The event consists of fire stations up and down the country who compete with one another to see who can raise the most funds to support the charity.
GMFRS Fire Fighter’s Charity Service Coordinator, Lewis Jeffery said: “A special thanks to all station watches, volunteers and cadets for supporting The Fire Fighter’s Charity car wash, the amount raised wouldn’t be possible without your enthusiasm and support!”
“The money raised will continue to provide that support mechanism and rehabilitation service for current and retired fire service personnel across the UK.”
In addition to the charity car washes, other activities have taken place over the course of the month which has resulted in more funds raised, including our latest recruits taking part in a charity row at Intu Trafford Centre where they raised a magnificent £3,000. A big thank you to the recruits, instructors and members of the public that supported this event.
29/04/2019 09:43 AM