Firecrews swap hoses for sponges to help colleagues’ cause
FIREFIGHTERS from villages around Sleaford were among crews across the county who picked up sponges and joined in an annual car wash.
The national event raises money for the Firefighters Charity which works to help firefighters injured in the line of duty and their families.
Metheringham, Billingborough and Billinghay’s part-time crews have all held their car washes as part of the charity’s largest annual event with customers donating whatever cash they can.
Mick Green, Charity Champion at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Our charity car washes are always well-attended and this year was no exception. Metheringham Fire Station raised nearly £300 and Billingborough Fire Station raised £172.
“Combined with the other stations across the county, this will make a significant contribution to the FireFighters Charity, who do excellent work. A big thank you to the firefighters and the public for continuing to make these events a success.”
Just £40 to the charity allows a firefighter, and their family, to attend a recuperation centre for a day to recover from injury, illness or stress.
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