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Firefighters Raise over £700 at Charity Car Wash

Lichfield firefighters have raised a total of £720 in just six hours at the charity car wash event on July 31st.

We are delighted with the amount of money raised on the day and would like to thank everyone who came."

Lichfield Assistant Area Commander, Dermot Hogan

All watches plus the Area Command team participated in the car wash and even cleaned a Landrover and horsebox on the day.

Of the money raised, £350 has been donated to the Fire Fighters Memorial Trust towards the care, maintenance and future development of the Monument and National Memorial Arboretum Garden.

The remaining £370 was donated to the Fire Fighters Charity which supports ill and injured Fire Service personnel and their families.

Fire Service personnel spend a lot of their free time undertaking fund raising activities to support the Charity, as it depends entirely of voluntary contributions for its continued success.

Lichfield Assistant Area Commander, Dermot Hogan said: "We are delighted with the amount of money raised on the day and would like to thank everyone who came and had their car washed, played the tombola or just made a donation.

"This is one of the highest amounts ever raised at a charity car wash in Lichfield and it was an excellent way for the whole of Lichfield Fire Station to get stuck in and raise money for charity, plus everyone had fun and the rain even held off!"

Also present on the day to assist with the car wash and tombola stall were three air cadets from Lichfield Air Training Core, Colin Bailey from the Fire Fighter’s Memorial Trust, Cllr Terry Finn a member of Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority, Nick Rutter the Service Chaplain and Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Bob Russell.

Home Fire Risk Check referrals were also being taken on the day, to book a free Home Fire Risk Check contact: 0800 0241 999.