Car wash raises £500 for char­ity fund

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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.”

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