Car in need of a wash? Let your local firefighters do the job this weekend!

Firefighters from Speedwell and Bath will be out with the sponges and brushes this Saturday, 8 May, for a charity car wash.

Windows will be washed and bonnets buffed at the fire stations on Speedwell Road in Bristol and Cleveland Bridge in Bath from around 8.30am until 5pm.

The events are taking place to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and children’s charity Wooden Spoon.

Car wash organiser, Firefighter Mike Collin from White Watch at Speedwell Fire Station, said: “Our car washes are always well supported by the local community and we hope Saturday’s will be just as popular.

“We’re raising money for two really good causes and I hope that people will dig deep for charity.”

The Fire Fighters Charity provides support services and treatment to serving and retired firefighters and support staff in times of need and Wooden Spoon aims to provide disadvantaged children with opportunities.

The car washes are part of wider fundraising activities for the charities by Mike and his colleagues Scott Cole and Mark Searle, who this year will be taking on the Four Peaks Challenge, climbing the four highest peaks of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Tasked with raising £4,000 in sponsorship, Mike and the team hope Saturday’s car washes will add to the £2,000 already collected.