Date: 18th September, 2017
A charity car wash is being held in Calne this Saturday (23 September) in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity.
The event is being organised at the town’s fire station in Station Road between 10am and 4pm, and firefighters will be washing cars in return for donations. There will also be the chance to talk to the crew about being an on-call firefighter in Calne.
The Fire Fighters Charity provides help to serving and retired personnel, their widows/widowers and young dependants through the provision of sheltered accommodation, recuperative facilities, rehabilitation and therapy, as well as giving financial support to those who need it.
The charity works with some 11,000 beneficiaries every year at a cost of £9 million per annum, and these services are financed almost exclusively by fundraising.
Watch Manager Tom Burns, station commander at Calne, said: “The Fire Fighters Charity do so much to help firefighters across the country and this is just our little way of giving something back. If you want your vehicle cleaned, pop along and we’ll make sure it’s gleaming.”