Fire crews clean­ing up for a good cause

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

ASH­FORD’S fire­fight­ers turned their hoses on mo­torists’ cars on Satur­day as they gave them a wash for char­ity. Crews used their Hen­wood base as a car clean­ing sta­tion to raise funds for the ser­vice’s benev­o­lent fund. The event raised about £450. Sta­tion of­fi­cer Lee Rose said: “We did well; af­ter only 40 min­utes we must have washed about 20 cars. “The fund helps re­tired and in­jured fire of­fi­cers and their wi­d­ows and their fam­i­lies. It helps with respite care, phys­io­ther­apy, be­reave­ment and sends out ham­pers at Christ­mas.” The fire­fight­ers also had a chance to pro­mote road safety, hand­ing out lit­er­a­ture that pro­moted speed lim­its. The fire sta­tion is hold­ing an open day on June 30.

Pic­ture Dave Downey pd1171976

Mem­bers of white and green watch dur­ing their char­ity car clean­ing ser­vice at Ash­ford Fire Sta­tion on Satur­day

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