Firefighters up and down the country are preparing for the National Car Wash this September, 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, the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Chief Fire Officer Alex Clark of Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service said:

“Money 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 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 service community during their times of need.”

This weekend the offer of a free car wash is taking place at  South Queensferry, McDonald Road, West Calder and Gala fire stations.