FIREFIGHTERS from Northwich Fire Station will swap fighting fires for cleaning cars this weekend to raise money for charity.

In an effort to support The Fire Fighters Charity, crews will be rolling up their sleeves and dusting off their sponges on Saturday as they invite residents to give them a visit with their dirty cars.

All of the money raised will go to their chosen charity, which is the UK’s leading provider of services that enhance the quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Firefighter Stuart Plaskett, who is also the charity’s co-ordinator for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We want to raise as much money as we can for this vital charity that provides essential respite, recuperation and rehabilitation for sick and injured firefighters and their families.

“As such, we would really appreciate as many motorists as possible bringing their cars along to have them washed in return for a donation.

“As well as washing cars, we’ll also be offering all motorists vital road safety advice, which could save their lives.”

North west chair of The Fire Fighters Charity, Gus O’Rourke, added: “The charity car wash is a great way to not only increase awareness of road safety but also to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, which has provided assistance to serving and retired firefighters for more than 75 years.”

The charity car wash will take place at Northwich Fire Station on Braddon Close between 10am and 3pm on Saturday.