Firefighters tackle dirt for charity | Knutsford Times

Firefighters tackle dirt for charity

By on March 13, 2009

Hundreds of cars passed through the Knutsford fire station and emerged sparklingly clean as the station, its crew and cadets dutifully cleaned over 150 cars for The Firefighters Charity (formerly known as – The Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund).

The charity raises £9 million a year to support firefighters that have been injured or disabled in the line of duty, and is supported by similar events regularly held across the United Kingdom.  This involves hundreds of firefighters, including the Knutsford fire crew who are no strangers to raising money for a worthy cause. Once more, the committment of time and energy for the greater good is clearly marked in this successfully organised event.

With the human cleaning mechanism in full swing, drivers were treated to an intensive session of dirt and grime busting from all angles. As the cleansed vehicles began to emerge they were quickly blasted and de-soaped with the stations ultra-high pressure hose. There was no fixed price for the service as donations were left up to the discretion of the drivers. In only matter of hours the cleaning team managed to raise a grand total of £903.

The Fire Fighters were assisted by Matt Bennet, Matt Walker, Hayley Barber, Henry West, Sarah Barnes and Jack Ruddock who are all members of the Fire Service Cadet Group based at Knutsford, run by leaders Jon Barber and Erdal Cankaya.

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