Firemen get in a lather for charity

PUBLISHED: 01:01 20 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:55 10 June 2010

FIRE crews across the country hosed down dirty cars and raised thousands of pounds for charity during National Car Wash Day. The Topsham fire station had seven firemen working all day lathering the dozens of cars that went through the station, dispensing

FIRE crews across the country hosed down dirty cars and raised thousands of pounds for charity during National Car Wash Day.The Topsham fire station had seven firemen working all day lathering the dozens of cars that went through the station, dispensing invaluable fire safety advice to the waiting owners.Nick Trott, a Topsham firefighter, said: "It went really well. Everyone is very pleased."The Topsham station raised nearly £300 on Saturday, March 8 and the funds will go to the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund, a charity that helps injured or traumatised firefighters.The FSNBF helps over 11,000 beneficiaries every year through the provision of therapy, financial assistance and recuperative facilities in their own private hospitals. The car wash is an annual event bringing the community together and keeping them aware of fire safety initiatives, as well as raising nearly £200,000 nationally. Mr Trott, of Clyfe Road, Topsham, said: "I'd like thank everyone who supported us. It was a great team effort.

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