Working at the car wash

05/11/2020

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have been joining other services to support The Fire Fighters Charity during the unprecedented times that we are currently facing.

Fire Stations across the county have been taking part in charity car washes, with NFRS stations taking part in the most amount of car washes within the East Midlands.

Carlton Fire Station was the first out of all our stations to host a car wash. Bingham, Tuxford, Retford, Edwinstowe, Blidworth and Ashfield Fire Station have also held a car wash to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Between all our Fire Stations, we have raised over £3,500.

Laura Challis, Community, Corporate and Events Fundraiser at The Fire Fighters Charity, said: “Thank you so much to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel and our communities for their generosity in supporting our National Car Wash campaign. We’re hugely grateful for those raising and donating funds to our Charity. 

“This year has been a challenging and difficult one for us all, with our Charity losing £200,000 every month since March, in comparison with what we usually raise nationally pre COVID-19. To continue to support the thousands of beneficiaries the Charity helps each year, we need you now more than ever, so your help couldn’t have come at a better time.”

NFRS also raised the most funds in the East Midlands during the National Car Wash campaign in 2019. The presentation for this award was delayed due to the pandemic, however we have now received the trophy.

As we now enter the second national lockdown, The Fire Fighters Charity will continue to see a loss in their funds. We will continue to support the charity during these times, and if you think you can help in any way, you can visit The Fire Fighters Charity website.

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