Southport firefighters get their sponges out for charity


Southport firefighters are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in a national car wash this weekend to raise vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Firefighters from Southport Community Fire Station’s White Watch and fire cadets from Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station will be washing cars on Sunday March 13 between 11am and 3pm.

Anyone can being their car along to the event, which is taking place at Southport Community Fire Station on Albert Road, and have it washed in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity.

The charity is the leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

ots_southport_carwashAll funds raised will help to provide rehabilitation along with a range of support for firefighters, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service staff, retired firefighters and family members.

Watch Manager Steve Bousfield said: “We are really hoping that as many people as possible will come along and have their cars washed on the day, while raising money for a very good cause.

“The charity is very important to firefighters and the rest of the firefighting community.

“It offers a range of valuable services including rehabilitation to help injured firefighters get back to fitness and in some cases it also offers financial as well as emotional support.”

For more information on the Fire Fighters Charity visit


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