Get your car washed and raise funds for charity!

Posted 10/09/2012 14:10:36

Firefighters from North Wales are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in the National Car Wash this month, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity's largest national fundraising event of the year.  Motorists are invited to take their car along and have it washed in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity, theUK's leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Stations across the region will be taking part in the event on Saturdays throughout the month. A number of stations will also be offering those getting their car washed the opportunity to go into a prize draw for a visit and tour of their local station.

Paul Claydon, Assistant Chief Fire Officer said: "Monies raised through national fundraising initiatives provide a real boost to The Fire Fighters Charity. As well as being a fun and popular event for the charity, the National Car Wash also gives our firefighters the opportunity to share important safety messages with members of their local community.

"We are delighted that so many of our fire stations are getting involved and would urge local people to come along and support the day. Your valued donations will go towards helping thousands of men, women and children from the fire and rescue community during their times of need."  

Car wash events are being held at the following stations:

Gwynedd

BangorFire Station- 29/09/12 - 10am- 3pm

Caernarfon Fire Station- 29/09/12 - 10am- 3pm

Pwllheli Fire Station- 22/09/12 - 9am- 1pm

Blaenau Ffestiniog Fire Station- 29/09/12 - 10am- 2pm

Porthmadog Fire Station- 22/09/12 - 10am- 3pm

Bala Fire Station- 29/09/12 - 10am (Green Car Park near Station)

Ynys Môn

Holyhead Fire Station- 15/09/12 - 1pm- 5pm

Llangefni Fire Station- 15/09/12 - 10am- 1pm

Beaumaris Fire Station- 29/09/12 - 11am- 2pm

Benllech Fire Station- 29/09/12

Wrexham

Wrexham Fire Station -29/09/12

Flintshire

Deeside Fire Station- 22/09/12 - 1pm

Holywell Fire Station- 22/09/12 - 9.30am - 4.00pm

Mold Fire Station- 22/09/12 - 10am- 3pm

Conwy

Llandudno Fire Station- 22/09/12

ColwynBayFire Station- 22/09/12

Cerrigydrudion Fire Station- 15/09/12  9.30am - 3pm

Denbighshire

Rhyl Fire Station- 22/09/12 - 10am - 2pm

Ruthin Fire Station- 15/09/12 - 9am - 1pm

Prestatyn Fire Station- 22/09/12 - 10am - 4pm

Corwen Fire Station -22/09/12 - 10am - 1pm

Chief Executive of The Fire Fighters Charity, John Parry, added: "The National Car Wash provides a vital source of income for our charity, as well as being a fun event with a serious safety message. As a charity, we rely entirely upon donations from the general public and the fire and rescue community. We would like to encourage members of the public to show their support for our fire fighting heroes by visiting their local fire station - and afterwards drive away safely, in a clean car!"

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