Car wash raises £500 for charity fund
FIREFIGHTERS in Macclesfield have praised motorists for supporting their charity car wash.
Generous drivers turned out in force to support the team as they scrubbed and polished their way to raising more than £500 for the Fire Fighters Charity.
The charity provides continued help and rehabilitation support to serving and former firefighters and their families.
Watch manager Phil Marke, who organised the event on Chester Road, said: “Firefighters and helpers with their buckets and sponges raised money for this worthy cause at the station.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us raise over £500, and, more importantly, for giving us the opportunity to give out vital road safety advice.”
Mark Cashin, Cheshire chairman of the Fire Fighters Charity and deputy chief fire officer, said: “It is testament to the support we have from the public when events such as this show how generous people can be, as a magnificent total of £517 was raised on the day.
“It costs more than £9m every year to keep The Fire Fighters Charity running and, with no government funding, it is completely reliant on donations.”