Lincolnshire firefighters raise buckets for charity

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Firefighters are thanking their local communities for their support as they celebrate raising over £3,000 for charity.

Various crews from across Lincolnshire, including Louth, Alford, Binbrook and North Somercotes, swapped their hoses for sponges last month as they took part in a series of charity car washes to raise money for The Fire Fighter’s Charity.

Matt King, deputy divisional commander and charity representative for East Division, said the events were a great success.

He said: “Taking part in a charity car wash is something that the crews always enjoy.

“It’s a great opportunity to get out there and meet the local community whilst having a bit of fun.

“All the proceeds are going to The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides life enhancing support for serving and retired firefighters, and which is completely reliant on donations to continue its work.

“We’re thrilled that so many people took up the opportunity to have their car washed and helped us raise money for a worthwhile cause.”

Louth firefighters raised £200, Alford raised £181.47, Binbrook raised £300 and North Somercotes raised £147.

Visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr for more information.