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Cleaning Cars For Charity

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue raise funds for The Firefighters Charity.


Last Saturday team members from the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service and Fire Service Youth Scheme, raised over £300 for The Firefighters Charity by running a charity car wash at Sports Direct in Shirebrook. The event was organised as part of an ongoing relationship with Sports Direct.

The Firefighters Charity is a non-profit organisation that provides health and wellbeing services for members of the fire community. Formed during the Second World War to support the bereaved families of firefighters who had died during the Blitz, a legacy the organisation has honoured for 73 years. The Firefighters Charity relies entirely on donations and fundraising events like this to maintain their services. 

Members of the public were happy to donate to receive a car wash beside the fire engines, and a few of the Sports Direct lorries got in on the action.

The Derbyshire Fire and rescue service will be visiting Sports Direct again on May 4th to hold a volunteer Firefighters recruitment day. 

To find out more on the Firefighters Charity and how you can help, visit

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