Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Firefighters Get Soapy For Charity

Local firefighters have raised more than £300 for charity after soaping up their sponges at the weekend.

The crew at Kimbolton on-call fire station, in Huntingdonshire, welcomed dozens of local residents on to the ground to have their vehicles washed by the firefighters and tuck in to home made treats at a cake sale.

The event on Saturday (June 22) raised more than £330 for The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides support, rehabilitation and care for fire service personnel across the country.

Jonathan Gordon, Crew Commander at Kimbolton Fire Station, said: "The weather just about held out for us and it was great to get such strong support from the community.

"We had cars of all shapes and sizes to wash throughout the day and also had the chance to speak to a number of people who popped in to talk about becoming an on-call firefighter with us."

Kimbolton Fire Station is currently recruiting on-call firefighters and anyone who missed the chance to find out more on Saturday is invited to a recruitment open evening on Monday, July 22, at the station from 7-9pm, or they can call 01480 444500.