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National Fire Fighters Charity annual car wash takes place tomorrow

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Firefighters across Scotland are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in the National Car Wash

Firefighters will be on hand to make your car sparkle and as you drive away in your gleaming car, your donation to The Fire Fighters Charity will help thousands of serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Regional Fundraiser for Scotland Margaret Barnes-Smith said: “Monies raised through national fundraising initiatives provide a real boost to The Fire Fighters Charity and we are delighted that so many of our fire stations are getting involved.

“Firefighting can be dangerous, stressful and traumatic.  When fire fighters are injured, they can be in pain and unable to work for months. Dealing with life or death situations every day often takes its toll emotionally too.

“The Fire Fighters Charity is here for every one of the UK’s serving members of fire and rescue staff – and their families. No other organisation provides such a full package of high quality support, exactly tailored to the needs of fire fighters.

“We also give lifetime support to retired fire fighters and their families. They’ve risked so much for us and in return, we provide help and support when they are in real need.

“It costs £9million a year to keep our charity running. With no government funding, we rely completely on donations and goodwill. Please come along to your local fire station and support us.”

Chief Executive of The Fire Fighters Charity, Jill Tolfrey, said: “The National Car Wash provides a vital source of income for the Charity, as well as being a fun and popular event. It costs over £8million a year to keep The Fire Fighters Charity running – and with no regular government funding, we rely completely on your donations and goodwill.

You can show your support to our firefighting heroes by visiting your local fire station on Saturday 14th March – and afterwards drive away safely, in a clean car!

Pic - Edinburgh Reporter

Pic – Edinburgh Reporter

As well as being a fun fundraising event for The Fire Fighters Charity, the firefighters want to share a very serious message about fire safety in the home. Each year fire destroys lives, something firefighters see regularly and by taking some precautions this risk can be minimised. While your car is being pampered you’ll have the chance book a FREE home fire safety visit with us.

As part of our commitment to building a safer Scotland we offer everyone in Scotland a free home fire safety visit. We can also fit smoke alarms free of charge if your home requires them.

You can arrange a free home fire safety visit by calling SFRS on the freephone number 0800 0731 999 or by texting ‘FIRE’ to 80800. You can also fill out a form online or contact your local community fire station.

Take the hassle out washing your car and head on down to one of our fire stations on Saturday 14 March and get your car washed by local fire fighters

 

Home-Fire-SafetyAs well as many other stations – Local stations to us Crewe Toll and McDonald Road and Sighthill are taking part

 

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