West Sussex firefighters continue to clean the county, one car at a time!


Release date: 12 April 2018

The Fire Fighters Charity national car wash event is in full steam with various fire stations across West Sussex continuing the events.

Crews across the county will show of their sponge-squeezing skills as they add an extra sparkle to the cars of local residents in exchange for a charitable donation.

To give your car the full emergency treatment, head down to:

  • Worthing Fire Station on Saturday 14 April from 10am-2pm
  • Midhurst Fire Station on Saturday 21 April from 9am-2pm
  • Arundel Fire Station on Saturday 28 April from 10am-2pm
  • Morrisons, Littlehampton on Saturday 26 May from 10am-2pm

Midhurst Fire Station’s car wash event is being held to help raise money for the £5,000 needed to repair the Easebourne Scout and Guide hut after it was deemed unusable due to its outdated electrics.

All proceeds from Worthing, Arundel and Littlehampton’s car washes will go to The Fire Firefighters Charity.

Watch Manager at Arundel Fire Station, Richard Tout, said: “Historically at Arundel Fire Station we have had amazing turn-outs at our charity car washes – last year we raised over £1000! We would love for the local community to get behind our car wash in the same way that they have in previous years.

“Last year’s total amount of money raised set the bar high but we’re ready to beat it this time around!”

The Fire Fighters Charity supports over 5,000 beneficiaries a year and provides treatment, physical or psychological, to firefighters who witness the devastating effects that serious incidents can have. However, the charity solely relies on donations from the general public as they do not receive government funding. 

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council's Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.

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